Delhi excise policy scam: Judicial custody of Sisodia is extended till April 3
Delhi excise policy scam: On Monday, Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia by 14 days. The custody has been extended till April 3 in the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) case.
Manish Sisodia is facing a probe by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his role in the Delhi liquor scam.
Earlier, Sisodia was arrested on February 26, by CBI and was sent to judicial custody. ED arrested him in money laundering case, days later after he was questioned for eight hours. Currently, AAP leader Sisodia is on ED remand till March 22.
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Sisodia was arrested by CBI in connection with the alleged corruption in the formulation and the implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi liquor or excise policy for 2021-22. The central probe agency recently recorded the statement of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader for the first time for five hours on March 7.
It is said that the Delhi government's excise policy to grant licences to liquor traders allowed cartelisation and favoured certain dealers, who had allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge strongly refuted by the AAP. The policy was later scrapped and the Delhi LG recommended a CBI probe following which the ED booked a case against the same accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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- With inputs from agencies