AAP MP Sanjay Singh Arrested in Delhi Excise Policy Case

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy case. On Wednesday morning at 7 AM, an ED team reached his Delhi residence, and he was detained for up to 10 hours in this case.

It is reported that approximately 7-8 officials were conducting investigations in relation to the Excise Policy case. Sanjay Singh’s name is mentioned in the charge sheet of the Excise Policy case. Manish Sisodia is also currently in jail in connection with the same case.

Regarding the ED’s actions, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has stated that around 1,000 raids have been conducted in this case, but nothing has been found at Sanjay Singh’s residence. He also mentioned that the 2024 elections are approaching, and they know they will lose. Sanjay Singh is facing constant attempts to demoralize him. As the election draws nearer, agencies like ED and CBI are expected to become more active.

In response, the BJP staged a demonstration outside the AAP party office in Delhi. It has now become clear that Kejriwal is corrupt, as seen in the posters displayed by BJP workers on the streets. The opposition is demanding Kejriwal’s resignation from the Chief Minister’s post.

Raghav, an AAP leader, said, No evidence has been found against ED.

Raghav Chaddha, an AAP MP, stated, “For the last 15 months, the BJP has been accusing AAP workers of leaking information. In the last 15 months, I have met with ED and CBI, and they have conducted raids at a thousand places. Not a single agency has found any wrongdoing or received any money. BJP is frustrated because they are on track to lose the upcoming election, so they are making baseless allegations.”

He also mentioned that even in the raids conducted at Sanjay Singh’s residence, no evidence or money was found, and no charges have been filed against him because when there is no wrongdoing, there is nothing to find.

Sanjay Singh’s father has stated, “The department is doing its work, and we will cooperate with them. I will look at it positively when the time comes.”

Previously, on May 24, ED had conducted raids on individuals associated with Sanjay Singh in the same case. At that time, Sanjay Singh had stated, “I have exposed the fake investigation of ED in front of the entire nation. Today, ED is raiding my colleagues Ajit Tyagi and Sarvesh Mishra’s homes. Sarvesh’s father is suffering from cancer. This is an examination of their misdeeds. Let them do as many raids as they want; the examination will continue.

In January, Sanjay Singh’s name was included in the ED’s charge sheet. This caused a significant uproar at the time. However, in reality, Sanjay Singh had claimed that ED mistakenly included his name. ED clarified that Sanjay Singh’s name has been mentioned at four places in our charge sheet. This association is accurate. It was just a typing error at one place.

Afterward, ED advised Sanjay Singh not to make media statements because the case is pending in court.

What are the allegations against Sanjay Singh?

In the ED’s charge sheet, Sanjay Singh is accused of receiving a donation of 82 lakh rupees. In this regard, ED visited his house on Wednesday and questioned him. In the Delhi Excise Policy case, ED had filed a supplementary charge sheet on May 2, where Sanjay Singh’s name was also included. AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha’s name was also mentioned as an accused, but no charges have been filed against him.

Is Delhi’s Alcohol Policy Scam Accusation True? Sisodia Faces Allegations of Tender Waiver

On November 17, 2021, the Delhi government implemented a new excise policy. Following the implementation of this policy, the Delhi government claimed to put an end to the mafia rule in the liquor business but turned out to be quite the opposite. The Delhi government suffered a loss in revenue. In July 2022, the then Chief Secretary of Delhi, Vijay Dev, submitted a report accusing Manish Sisodia of providing undue benefits to liquor traders.

The LG had recommended an investigation into this matter by the CBI. After LG’s recommendation, on August 17, 2022, the case was registered, and the CBI initiated an inquiry. In this case, 15 individuals, including Manish Sisodia, were named as accused. On August 22, the CBI registered a case of money laundering in the excise policy. After nearly six months of investigation, the CBI arrested Manish Sisodia in February. Manish Sisodia is currently behind bars.

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