Coming down heavily on the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi questioned the investigation agency if there was really any scam in the Delhi liquor policy case. The court expressed its displeasure that the ED was continuing the investigation without enough evidence. It maintained that the investigation was only going based on the statements but not according to evidence.
“Though the ED is claiming that Rs. 100 crore worth of irregularities took place, it could only show the cash in lakhs,” the court said. It said that the ED was unable to present enough evidence to prove that irregular transactions took place in the Delhi liquor policy.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court reprimanded the ED for using the term ‘South Group’ in the investigation of the case. The court reacted based on the PIL filed by a BRS leader Karthik Reddy who mentioned that usage of the term ‘South Group’ is derogatory and hurts the sentiments of people from south Indian states.
The apex court questioned the ED that how can a law enforcement agency accuse a region in their official documents. It ordered the agency to take up corrective measures and delete the word from the investigation documents.