Kavitha-Kalavakunta

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned BRS MLC K Kavitha for questioning regarding the Delhi liquor policy case, scheduled for February 26.

However, Kavitha has expressed her inability to appear due to prior commitments and a pending petition in the Supreme Court.

In a move similar to Arvind Kejriwal, Kavitha, the daughter of Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao, has decided to skip the summons from central agencies regarding the liquor scam case.

She cited personal engagements as the reason for her unavailability on February 26 but offered to participate virtually.

She urged the CBI to defer the notice, citing her engagements and the ongoing parliamentary elections requiring her presence in her state.

She questioned the notice under Section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr. P.C), expressing dismay that a similar notice had been issued to her over a year ago.

Emphasizing her lack of involvement in the accusations, she argued that the CBI no longer required her assistance as the case was already sub-judice.

She pointed out the inconsistency between the present notice under Section 41A and the earlier notice under Section 160, which she had already complied with. Kavitha found it illogical that the CBI had chosen to change the section of the notice without providing a clear rationale.

Moreover, she referenced a statement made by the Learned Additional Solicitor General (ASG) during a hearing related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case, indicating that she should not be summoned until the hearing.

She argued that this statement should also apply to the current case, given its connection to the ongoing legal proceedings.