New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on cash laundering expenses linked to excise coverage case, information company PTI quoted officers as saying. Sisodia’a arrest comes a day earlier than the listening to on his bail plea on March 10. Earlier on March 4, Sisodia in his bail plea, had talked about the pageant of Holi and his spouse’s well being as the first causes to grant bail. Earlier right now, ED started the second spherical of questioning of Sisodia on the Tihar Jail right here in reference to its cash laundering probe into alleged irregularities within the Delhi excise coverage, officers mentioned. The federal probe company had recorded the assertion of the 51-year-old Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) chief for the primary time on March 7 for about 5 hours.
Former Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia arrested by Enforcement Directorate in liquor coverage case: Sources
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Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26 within the case associated to alleged irregularities within the framing and implementation of the excise coverage of the Nationwide Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD). The Particular Decide MK Nagpal on March 6 remanded Sisodia to 14 days in judicial custody.
The ED obtained a neighborhood court docket’s permission to query the politician, who until just lately was the deputy CM of Delhi, in cell number one of the jail.
It’s alleged that the Delhi authorities’s excise coverage for 2021-22 to grant licences to liquor merchants allowed cartelisation and favoured sure sellers, who had allegedly paid bribes for it, a cost strongly refuted by the AAP.
The coverage was later scrapped and the Delhi LG really useful a CBI probe following which the ED booked a case in opposition to the identical accused beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).
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