In a recent development, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on Kavitha’s petition related to the Delhi Liquor Policy case. The courtroom witnessed arguments from both groups’ loyalists on February 5th, with the country’s highest bench presiding over the proceedings. Notably, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raised concerns about MLC Kavitha’s lack of cooperation despite issued notices.
During the hearing, Kavitha’s lawyer informed the court that the ED had assured not to issue notices until the completion of the petition hearing. However, contrary to this assurance, the ED resumed sending notices before the hearing concluded, causing further legal complications for the MLA. Following the arguments from both sides, the Supreme Court decided to adjourn the next hearing to February 16.
Kavitha had approached the Supreme Court challenging the ED notices in the Delhi Madhyam scam case, requesting to be interrogated at her home. However, the ED objected to this request, alleging that it goes against the Supreme Court’s guidelines that discourage summoning and interrogating women, according to the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC). The legal tussle raises questions about the intersection of legal procedures and gender-specific guidelines in high-profile cases. The upcoming hearing on February 16 is anticipated to provide further clarity on this complex matter.