Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for alleged corruption in making a brand new coverage for liquor sale within the nationwide capital.
Here’s the CBI’s full assertion:
The Central Bureau of Investigation has at this time arrested Dy. Chief Minister of GNCTD, Delhi in an ongoing investigation of a case associated to alleged irregularities in framing and implementation of the excise coverage of GNCTD.
The prompt case was registered in opposition to Deputy Chief Minister and In cost Excise Minister, GNCTD of Delhi and 14 others for investigation into the matter of alleged irregularities in framing and implementation of Excise Policy for the 12 months 2021-22 and increasing publish tender advantages to non-public individuals.
A chargesheet has been filed on 25.12.2022 in opposition to then CEO of a Mumbai primarily based personal firm and 06 others. Further investigation is being carried out.
The Dy. CM was issued a discover u/s 41A Cr.P.C for attending the investigation on 19.02.2023.
However, he sought time of 1 week citing his pre-occupation. Accepting his request, he was issued a discover u/s 41A Cr.P.C for attending the investigation at this time (on 26.02.2023) for answering numerous questions evaded by him throughout his examination on 17.10.2022 and additional questions regarding his incriminating function primarily based on proof collected throughout investigation of the case.
However, he gave evasive replies and didn’t cooperate the investigation regardless of being confronted with proof on the contrary. Therefore, he has been arrested.
The arrested accused shall be produced earlier than the Designated Court, Delhi.
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