Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

New Delhi- The CBI in its supplementary chargesheet into the Delhi Excise coverage case has claimed that the draft report of Group of Ministers (GoMs) for the brand new excise coverage was photocopied at Oberoi Hotel by the consultant of ‘South Group’ and provisions appropriate to them had been integrated in it.

The members of South Group Arun R. Pillai, Abhishek Boinpally, Hyderabad-based Gorantla, the previous CA of BRS chief Ok Kavithaa together with Sharath Chandra Reddy of Aurbindo Group had visited Delhi and stayed at Oberoi Hotel from March 14-17, 2021.

During the go to, they held conferences with AAP’s Vijay Nair who allegedly was representing the then Excise Policy Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

“The accused persons used the computer kept at the Business Center of Oberoi Hotel and took a photocopy of 36 pages from the hotel, which matches (minus the index and title pages) with the number of pages of draft of the GOM report retrieved from the computer installed in the Conference Hall of Dy. CM’s office, ” the CBI stated.

In March 2021, Nair visited Hyderabad and met accused of South group. The CBI retrieved the Whatsapp chat from the telephone of Gorantla which contained the provisions for a brand new designation of Director Wholesale Operations and a provision for having Joint Venture’ for operating Elite Stores, Super Premium shops.

“These provisions were verbatim reproduced in the final GoM report (March 22, 2022), whereas, these provisions had not been mentioned in the draft GoM reports (March 15, and 19, 2021), which were retrieved from the office computer of Sisodia, ” the CBI stated.

In the GoM report of April 5, 2022, the definition of “related entities” was offered in such a fashion that it benefited the accused individuals of South Group and their accomplice Sameer Mahendru.

The CBI claimed all issues present that the accused had prior data of draft of Excise Policy and it was nothing however corruption.

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