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Delhi excise policy: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia to appear before CBI today

Written by  Annesha Barua -- February 26th 2023 10:05 AM -- Updated: February 26th 2023 10:58 AM
Delhi excise policy: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia to appear before CBI today

Delhi excise policy: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia to appear before CBI today

New Delhi, February 26: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister to appear before the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) today in the Delhi liquor policy case. Minister Manish Sisodia invoked freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and said he was not scared of going to jail. There is a fresh notice issued after he postponed the previous questioning. 

CBI is all set to question Manish Sisodia, according to reports he is likely to appear before the probe agency on Sunday. On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his sources have confirmed that his Deputy Sisodia will be arrested on Sunday by the CBI. As per reports, Kejriwal said CBI has called Sisodia for questioning and his sources were saying that he would be arrested on Sunday.

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Kejriwal earlier tweeted, "God is with you, Manish. The blessings of lakhs of children and their parents are with you. When you go to jail for the country and society, then going to jail is not a curse, it is a glory. I pray to God that you return from jail soon. Children, parents and we all of Delhi will be waiting for you." Sisodia previously could not appear for questioning citing preparations for the Delhi Budget. The senior AAP leader also holds the Finance portfolio in the Delhi government.

Amid a swelling count of supporters, there was heavy police deplyment outside Sisodia's residence on Sunday.

Sisodia took to Twitter earlier on Sunday to say that he would "fully cooperate" with the CBI in the ongoing probe in the liquor policy case.

"Going to CBI again today will fully cooperate in the entire investigation. The love of lakhs of children and the blessings of crores of countrymen are with us. I don't care if I have to stay in jail for a few months," Sisodia said.

Amid lusty chants from his supporters, Sisodia left his residence for Rajghat shortly before his questioning.

- With inputs from agencies


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