New Delhi: The liquor coverage row within the nationwide capital has taken a recent activate Saturday (July 30, 2022). Amid an ongoing investigation by Delhi Police`s Financial Offences Wing (EOW) and a face-off between Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and the Delhi authorities, the Excise Division has cancelled a young suspecting cartelisation, for the availability of nation liquor within the metropolis, officers stated.
With solely two days left for the present excise coverage to run out, the Delhi authorities has determined to return to the outdated regime of retail liquor gross sales for six months. The Excise Coverage 2021-22, which was prolonged twice after March 31 for 2 months every, will expire on July 31.
Based on a information company ANI report, the draft coverage has but to be despatched to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena for approval. The strained ties between the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) authorities in Delhi worsened final week when LG Vinai Kumar Saxena beneficial a CBI probe into the Delhi Excise Coverage 2021-22, holding Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in-charge of the excise division, accountable.
Proper after this transfer, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out on the Centre, saying the Lieutenant Governor was making “false allegations” and leaders of the AAP had been “not afraid of jail”.
Delhi LG’s levied allegatio on Delhi authorities following a report submitted by Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on the matter, wherein Manish Sisodia was accused of offering undue advantages to liquor vend licencees in lieu of “kickbacks” and “commissions” and the cash getting used within the current Punjab elections.
(With company inputs)