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Delhi Liquor scam: Sisodia reaches AAP office before CBI interrogation, says conspiracy to arrest me by making a false case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Liquor scam on Monday. Sisodia is all set to join the investigation at its headquarters by 11 a.m. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and said that the summon was nothing but a tactic to stop […]

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Oct 18, 2022 12:43 IST
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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Liquor scam on Monday.

Sisodia is all set to join the investigation at its headquarters by 11 a.m.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and said that the summon was nothing but a tactic to stop Sisodia visiting from the poll-bound Gujarat.

“Nothing was found from the house of Sisodia. Nothing was found from his lockers too. This case is totally a bogus case. Sisodia had to visit Gujarat to canvas for the party. They want to arrest him so that he couldn’t visit Gujarat. But our campaign will not stop, all Gujaratis are with us,” Kejriwal tweeted.

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Sisodia had also accused the CBI after receiving the summons.

“They conducted 14 hours raid at my house, they didn’t find anything. They searched my locker nothing was found there too. They went to my village but returned empty handed. Now they have called me to join the investigation. I will go to the CBI’s headquarters to record my statement. I will be there by 11 a.m. I will cooperate,” Sisodia had tweeted on Sunday.

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The CBI is likely to ask him questions about the changes made in the excise policy.

“The CBI can ask why they waived off Rs 144.36 crore. Why was the waiver given on a tender license too,” said a source.

The Delhi Police imposed section 144 outside Sisodia’s house. On Monday, a number of police personnel were also deployed to avoid untoward incidents in case of protest by the AAP workers.

Sisodia is the primary suspect in the FIR filed by the CBI. Sections 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) and 477-A (Falsification of Accounts) of the IPC are the subject of the FIR filed by the CBI. Sisodia is accused of giving liquor industry executives an exemption worth Rs 30 crore. The licence holders allegedly received extensions at their discretion. By breaking excise laws, the policy regulations were created.

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It also said that Sisodia and a few liquor barons were actively involved in managing and diverting the undue pecuniary advantage collected from liquor licensees to public servants, who have also been accused in the case.

 

As of now the CBI has made two arrests in the case.

 

Last Monday, the CBI had arrested Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Boinpally in the case. His name was cropped up during the course of investigation. He was called to join the investigation, but he was not cooperating in the questioning and was allegedly trying to mislead the CBI.

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First published on: Oct 17, 2022 10:24 AM IST

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