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Manish Sisodia after Cbi issues circular against him and 13 others

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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday raided 31 locations, including the residence of Manish Sisodia, in connection with irregularities in the Delhi government’s 2021-22 excise policy, according to ANI.

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday issued a Watch Circular (LOC) against 14 defendants including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the alcohol scam, ANI reported citing sources. Sisodia has denounced the government over the LOC issued by the CBI – which ensures that a person on the run or wanted by law enforcement does not leave the country.

Sisodia took to Twitter to say the move was a “trick”. “I roam freely in Delhi. Tell me where to come,” he wrote.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also hit out at the Centre, saying he is “fighting with the whole country” instead of working with state governments to address unemployment and inflation issues.

The Central Bureau of Investigation raided 31 locations including Sisodia’s residence on Friday in connection with irregularities in the Delhi government’s 2021-22 excise policy, according to ANI.

The CBI made Sisodia the number one accused in its FIR, which was filed under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 477A (false accounts) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The central agency also named two companies in the FIR.

The allegations against Sisodia include that the alcohol businessmen were given an exemption of Rs 30 crore, PTI reported. Licensees would have received extensions as they pleased and the policy rules were established by breaching the excise rules.

Friday’s CBI raids came after Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena last month recommended an investigation by the agency into alleged rule violations and procedural lapses in implementing the entered policy. effective November 17 of last year.

The Delhi government withdrew the policy in July after Saxena recommended the investigation.

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