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Liquor Policy Scam: CM Kejriwal leaves to appear for CBI questioning

New Delhi: Chief Minister of Delhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal Sunday left for the Central Bureau of India (CBI) office to appear in the Liquor Policy case. Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. CM Kejriwal was summoned for the questioning in the now-scrapped Liquor […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Apr 16, 2023 11:15 IST
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New Delhi: Chief Minister of Delhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal Sunday left for the Central Bureau of India (CBI) office to appear in the Liquor Policy case.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. CM Kejriwal was summoned for the questioning in the now-scrapped Liquor Policy that was introduced by the AAP government in 2021. The party claimed that the policy was meant for generating revenues.

Earlier in February, former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish was arrested by the Central Investigation Agency (CBI), following 8 hours of inquiry into alleged corruption in Delhi liquor policy.

Following his arrest, Sisodia resigned from his post. He has been in Tihar jail since 26 February as his bail petitions have been rejected several times.

What is the Liquor Policy Scam?

The new Liquor Policy was implemented on November 17, 2021, but was later scrapped by Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena in July 2022. The LG recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the policy.

As per Aam Aadmi Party, the new policy was aimed to end the influence of the liquor mafia and black marketing and would increase revenue and consumer experience.

The Delhi government also proposed some relaxations to sellers, such as permits to offer discounts to consumers to boost sales.

The LG scrapped the policy and recommended a CBI probe over the alleged violation of laws in the formulation and implementation of the new liquor excise policy 2021-22.

First published on: Apr 16, 2023 11:11 AM IST

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