Manish Sisodia ‘summoned again’ by CBI in Delhi excise policy case

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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday that he has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI to its headquarters on Sunday. He also claimed that he has always cooperated with the investigation into the excise policy case and will continue to do so.

“CBI called again yesterday. They have used the full power of CBI, and ED against me, raided my house and searched my bank locker, but nothing was found against me. I have made arrangements for good education for the children of Delhi. They want to stop them. I have always cooperated with the investigation and will continue to do so,” Manish Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

The CBI filed the charge sheet in the case about three months ago. Sisodia, who was summoned for questioning on Sunday, is not named as an accused in the charge sheet.

The charge sheet named seven defendants, including arrested businessmen Vijay Nair and Abhishek Boinpally.

The Delhi government’s policy of granting liquor licenses is said to have favored certain dealers who allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge strongly denied by the AAP.

“It was further alleged that irregularities were committed including modifications in Excise Policy, extending undue favors to the licensees, waiver/reduction in license fee, an extension of L-1 license without approval, etc.

“It was also alleged that illegal gains on a count of these acts were diverted to concerned public servants by private parties by making false entries in their books of accounts,” the CBI spokesperson had said.


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