Delhi excise policy scam: Manish Sisodia brought to Rouse Avenue court
New Delhi: Delhi's former Deputy Chief Minister and arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Friday was brought to Delhi's Rouse Avenue court in connection with alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped liquor policy.
The Rouse Avenue Court on Friday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to produce Sisodia before it at 2 pm today.
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Sisodia was arrested on Thursday by ED in money laundering in connection with the excise policy case.
He was arrested during his judicial custody in Tihar Jail, where he was lodged in.
Meanwhile, ED plea seeks production of Sisodia in the court. Court also noted that the ED is seeking 10 days remand of Sisodia.
Notably, ED arrested former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in the liquor policy case, after hours of questioning at Tihar Jail.
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in the liquor policy case on February 26 and was sent to 14-day judicial custody on March 6.
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI earlier in its ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD). Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court sent him to Judicial Custody till March 20.
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The ED and the CBI had alleged that irregularities were committed while modifying the Excise Policy, and undue favours extended to licence holders. It was further alleged that the licence fee was waived or reduced and the L-1 licence was extended without the competent authority's approval. The beneficiaries diverted "illegal" gains to the accused officials and made false entries in their books of account to evade detection.