Delhi liquor scam: BRS MLC Kavitha moves SC against ED questioning
BRS MLC Kavitha Kalvakuntla filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking directions against her questioning by the ED in the Delhi liquor scam case
NEW DELHI: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC Kavitha Kalvakuntla on Wednesday filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking directions against her questioning by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in the Delhi liquor scam case.
In her petition, Kavitha raised the fundamental question on the ED’s authority to quiz a woman at its office. Stating that the ED was summoning a woman for questioning, she said that it was in complete violation of law. Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, before whose bench the petition was filed, admitted it for hearing.
While posting the matter for hearing on March 24, 2023, the CJI however refused to take it up immediately. He also did not make any observations on the questioning of Kavitha on March 16, 2023, for the second time in the case.
The Supreme Court also refused to intervene and issue any interim orders on her questioning scheduled for Thursday at the ED’s office in New Delhi. The BRS MLA was grilled for more than eight hours at the ED’s office here last week before she was asked to appear once again on March 16.
Against this backdrop, Kavitha approaching the apex court with a petition challenging her questioning became a talking point.
Kavitha, meanwhile, reached Delhi on Wednesday to organise a round-table conference to find a way-forward to ensure the passage of the 33 percent women’s reservation bill in Parliament. On Thursday, she will be appearing before the ED for the second time in a week for questioning in the Delhi liquor policy scam case.