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Hyderabad. Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLA K Kavita has been taken into custody by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on March 15 in connection with the money laundering investigation related to the Delhi Excise Policy scam case. The investigating agency took this action after searching his residence in Hyderabad. Read this also: There is a tap here, but no water: In this village of Chhattisgarh, hand pumps are spewing red water, 350 families are yearning for every drop of water, quenching their thirst with 'Jhariya'.

Former Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter Kavitha reportedly skipped two summons issued by the investigating agency this year. The ED had claimed that Kavita was linked to a 'southern group' called the liquor traders' lobby, which was trying to play a bigger role under the now-expired Delhi Excise policy for 2021-22.

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Reacting to the searches at his Hyderabad residence, BRS spokesperson Shravan Dasoju alleged that the raids were politically motivated, and that both the BJP and Congress were in collusion to harass leaders of the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led party.

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He said, “Wherever (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi goes, ED and IT (Income Tax) either reach there first or succeed. This is what is happening in Telangana. They want to create a situation of panic in BRS. ED and IT who are working on his instructions.” The BRS leader said, BJP is not concerned about the Congress leaders of Telangana, who have acquired so much wealth illegally.