Delhi liquor ‘scam’: CBI accepts Manish Sisodia’s request, will issue new summon

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On Saturday, the CBI summoned Manish Sisodia for questioning, nearly three months after filing a chargesheet in the Delhi excise policy case.

The CBI has accepted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia request to postpone the questioning scheduled for Sunday in the liquor policy case. The investigation agency will issue a new summons soon.

Sisodia had earlier in the day requested time from the CBI to appear for questioning in connection with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam case, citing the city government’s ongoing budget process.

On Sunday, nearly three months after a charge sheet was filed in the case, Sisodia was summoned for questioning.

“I will visit the CBI office by the end of February, whenever they (CBI) will call me. As the finance minister of Delhi, preparing the budget is critical, so I requested that the date be changed. “I’ve always worked with these agencies,” Sisodia said to reporters.

Sisodia stated that he will be available for questioning in a week.

On Saturday, the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI summoned Sisodia for questioning, nearly three months after filing a chargesheet in the Delhi excise policy case. Sisodia has not named as an accused in the charge sheet filed in the case.

Arrested businessmen Vijay Nair and Abhishek among the seven accused named in the chargesheet.

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Sisodia on Saturday alleged that the “full power” of agencies under the BJP-led central government had unleashed to hound him, “CBI has called me again tomorrow. They have unleashed the full power of CBI, ED (Enforcement Directorate) against me, raided my house, searched my bank locker, and yet found nothing against me,” he tweeted.

“I have arranged good education for the children of Delhi. They want to stop it. I have always cooperated with the investigation and will continue to do so,” he added.

Last year in August, the CBI conducted a search operation at Sisodia’s Punjab National Bank locker in connection with Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 money laundering case, where according to him, the CBI had found nothing.

The probe done after taking into account a report forwarded by the Chief Secretary to Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena recommending a CBI investigation into the matter.

It has alleged that the Delhi government’s policy of granting licenses to liquor traders is in the interest of some dealers who allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge strongly denied by AAP.


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