Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is the second minister from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to be arrested by a central company in lower than a yr.
Mr Sisodia’s colleague and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was the primary AAP minister to be arrested by a central company in May final yr.
The AAP has accused the BJP-led centre of utilizing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to harass them.
Mr Sisodia and others face corruption allegations in bringing a brand new liquor sale coverage within the nationwide capital. Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had ordered the CBI probe final yr. The Delhi authorities reverted to the previous liquor coverage and blamed the Lieutenant Governor for lack of income value crores of rupees.
Mr Sisodia was arrested by the CBI after eight hours of questioning at the moment.
Mr Jain, nonetheless, was arrested by the ED in an alleged cash laundering case. The probe company alleged that the minister within the Arvind Kejriwal authorities was concerned in hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based agency in 2015-16.
A hawala system includes two events transacting cash with native brokers on their behalf with out the funds truly passing by formal banking channels.
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