The difficulties of former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia are increasing. In fact, on Thursday, the ED arrested him after about 8 hours of questioning in the case related to the Delhi liquor scam. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for the second round in Tihar Jail in connection with its probe into a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in Delhi government’s excise policy. The federal probe agency had earlier interrogated Sisodia (51) for five hours on March 7 and recorded his statement.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sisodia on February 26 on charges of alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22. This policy has now been cancelled. Sisodia is currently lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody. The ED had obtained permission from a local court to interrogate the former deputy chief minister, who is lodged in cell number one of the jail.
The probe agency is likely to question Sisodia about the alleged replacement and destruction of cellphones in his possession and the policy decisions taken as Excise Minister of Delhi and the timing of their implementation. It is alleged that the Delhi government’s excise policy regarding grant of license to liquor traders in 2021-22 provided an opportunity to liquor traders to nexus and benefited some traders who allegedly paid bribes for the same. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has rejected these allegations outright.
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