CBI raids Manish Sisodia’s home, 20 more locations in excise policy case : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

New Delhi, August 19

The CBI is carrying out raids in 21 locations across Delhi-NCR, including the official residences of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and IAS officer Arava Gopi Krishna, as part of the policy affair Delhi excise, officials said on Friday.

Officials said the decision was taken after the CBI registered an FIR in the case following a preliminary investigation into alleged irregularities in the formulation and execution of Delhi’s excise policy brought. in November last year.

During the search operation, CBI teams reached 21 sites, including the premises of four officials, including Sisodia and former excise commissioner Krishna, a 2012 IAS officer in the AGMUT cadre, they said.

Delhi LG VK Saxena had recommended a CBI investigation into Kejriwal Government’s Excise Policy, 2021-22, for alleged breaches of rules and procedural lapses.

The CBI investigation was recommended on the Delhi Chief Secretary’s report filed in July showing prima facie violations of the GNCTD Act 1991, Transaction Rules (ToBR)-1993, Delhi-2009 Excise and Delhi-2010 Excise Rules, they said.

As the raid team reached his residence, Sisodia, in a series of tweets in Hindi, said the CBI was welcome and claimed the truth would be revealed. He said these people were troubled because of the great work being done by the Delhi government in the health and education sectors.

This is why the ministers of the two departments are “targeted” to prevent them from doing a good job in the health and education sectors, he said, adding: “The allegations against the two of us are lies. The truth will come out in court, because we are “kattar imandaar”.

Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain was previously arrested by the Law Enforcement Branch in connection with a money laundering case.

Reacting to the development, top BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, “Arvind Kejriwal should stop treating people like fools and should stop addressing the people of the country. Delhi CM didn’t even suspend Satyendar Jain when he went to jail. The true face of AAP, Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia came out in front of the audience today.

Thakur said, “No matter how hard a corrupt person tries to prove their innocence, they will always remain corrupt. This is not the first case of corruption by AAP. There has been huge corruption in liquor stores in Delhi.

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