In a chargesheet filed before a city court in the Delhi excise scam, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that several prominent people from south India had paid bribes of around Rs 100 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi to get them an unfair advantage in the liquor business.
Businessman Sameer Mahendru and AAP’s communications in-charge Vijay Nair conspired with Telangana Member of Legislative Council Kavitha, Member of Parliament from Ongole (Andhra Pradesh) Maguntha Srinivasulu Reddy (MSR), his son Raghava Maguntha and Sarath Reddy, the ED said in the charge sheet. Was. These people are called the group of the South.
The charge sheet states that Mahendru and Nair conspired with this group from the South and very skillfully formed a group to collect the bribe.
Loss of Rs 2,873 crore to the govt exchequer: The chargesheet claimed that the Delhi excise policy caused a total loss of Rs 2,873 crore to the exchequer. The policy was drafted by leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), some of whom are part of the government, with the aim of getting illegal money.
In its first charge sheet filed over the scam, the agency alleged that the formation of the expert committee and seeking public opinion was a mere sham and their report was never to be implemented.
The chargesheet states that the policy was framed in such a way that it intentionally left loopholes and has an in-built mechanism to carry out illegal activities and is riddled with anomalies, which, when looked at, reveal the malicious intent of the policy makers.