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.
Sisodia took to Twitter to say the move was a “trick”. “I roam freely in Delhi. Tell me where to come,” he wrote.
आपकी सारी रेड फैल हो गयी गयी, कुछ नहीं मिला मिला एक एक पैसे की फेरी नहीं मिली मिली मिली मिली अब लुक आउट नोटिस किया है सिसोदिया मिल नहीं ह Wired ।। किय. ये क्या नौटंकी है मोदी जी? ? आपको मैं मिल नहीं रहा?
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 21, 2022
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.
With contributions from agencies