The excise revenue, which was at Rs 17,473 crore in 2019-20, escalated to Rs 23,785 crore in 2022-23 fiscal.
The government said the decision was taken to ensure the continuity of the existing excise regime while the excise department formulates a new policy.
Kavitha wanted her summons deferred till the SC decides on ED’s power to summon a woman in a PLMA case under Section 160.
"She has appeared twice. If she is busy, we will extend the date by another 10 days," Additional Solicitor General S V Raju told the bench.
Both the ED and CBI have alleged that Kavitha received kickbacks in the form of a significant share in Indo Spirit, held under the name of Arun Pillai as a Benami.
Pillai’s counsel said he will take legal action on behalf of his client against the media houses concerned, alleging the reports were ‘fake news and aimed at influencing the case’.
Kavitha has asserted that she has done no wrong and accused the BJP-led Centre of using the ED as the saffron party could not gain a backdoor entry into Telangana.
In her bail petition, Liviya contends that Sheela began making false accusations against her following Sheela’s release on bail.
Kerala had one of the lowest number of liquor outlets in the country, according to Rajesh.
Drugs worth Rs 3.25 crore were seized as part of the Onam special drive, which started on August 6 and culminated on September 5.
Minister for Prohibition and Excise Department S Muthusamy said discussions are taking place on the matter and the department has sought district-wise opinion in this regard.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced a 20 per cent hike in AED (Additional Excise Duty) on all 18 slabs of IML, and 10 per cent hike in beer in the budget.
The department registered 30,611 narcotic and abkari cases and arrested 27,710 persons over the same period.
The businessman approached the top court against Delhi High Court’s July 3, 2023 order of refusing to grant him bail.
The ED, submitted that since the accused is cooperating in the investigation and assisting in tracing the Proceeds of Crime, which would have been otherwise difficult, he may be granted bail.
On July 29, Special Judge MK Nagpal of the Rouse Avenue Court had 'denied default bail' to Nair in the excise policy scam case which is now challenged before the High Court.
Earlier, the high court had on July 3 refused to grant bail to Nair and other co-accused in the money laundering case, including former Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
ED earlier told the court that Vijay Nair, on behalf of leaders of the AAP, had allegedly received kickbacks to the tune of Rs 100 crore.
The bench perused the medical records of Sisodia's wife, and said she is "fairly stable" and, therefore, it will consider the interim bail pleas along with regular bail pleas in the cases.
The senior excise officials will also liaison with their counterparts from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to coordinate combing operations along the inter-state borders.