ED interrogates CM Kejriwal's PA in Delhi liquor scam, CBI summons Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on February 26
Delhi Liquor Scam: Today in the Delhi Excise scam, ED arrested CM Arvind Kejriwal's PA Bibhav K.P. inquired from And in this case, the CBI has called Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia for questioning on 26 February.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's PA Bibhav K.P. Joined the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe on Thursday. Bibhav reached the ED office and went straight inside without commenting on the matter. Now a team of top ED officials is questioning him. The ED had on February 11 arrested Raghav Magunta, son of YSR Congress MP Magunta Srinivasa Reddy, in this case. The ED has so far filed two prosecution complaints, a charge sheet and a supplementary charge sheet in the case. They are set to file a third charge sheet (second supplement) in the case. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also summoned Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to join the probe on February 26. Before Raghav Magunta, the ED had arrested Punjab-based businessman Gautam Malhotra and Rajesh Joshi, an aide of AAP's social media in-charge Vijay Nair.
On February 20, the CBI issued a summons to Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for questioning in the excise policy case. But Manish Sisodia had asked for some more time to finalize the Delhi budget. Then the CBI, accepting the request of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, made a new date for the questioning of Deputy CM Sisodia. And called for questioning on 26 February. The Delhi government's budget is currently in its final stage.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had said that he would go in front of him and answer all his questions. Sisodia had said that I have always cooperated with the CBI and will continue to cooperate. So far, Sisodia's name has not been included in the CBI's charge sheet. But the investigation is going on against his close relatives.
Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 was cancelled in August 2022. and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi subsequently asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the alleged irregularities. ED's money laundering case has emerged from the CBI's FIR.