Delhi Liquor Scam: Manish Sisodia not named by CBI in Chargesheet

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against a total of 7 people on Friday (November 25, 2022) in the Delhi liquor scam. The name of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is not included in the charge sheet filed. CBI has filed the charge sheet in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court. The case of the Liquor scam will be heard in this court.

The charge sheet has been filed against the seven accused in the Delhi Liquor Policy Scam Case. They include the names of Vijay Nair, Abhishek Boinapalli, Sameer Mahendru, Muttatha Gautam, and Arun R Pillai. Apart from this, the CBI has filed a charge sheet against two former excise officials as well.

The CBI said the chargesheet includes two arrested businessmen, a news channel head, a Hyderabad-based liquor baron, a Delhi -based liquor distributor, and two officials of the Excise Department. Officials said the agency’s probe is still on. The CBI has filed a 10,000-page charge sheet and now the next hearing will be held on November 30 in the Rouse Avenue Court.

An official said that they have mentioned in the charge sheet that their investigation is still going on and they are probing the role of other persons mentioned in the FIR. The 15 accused booked by the CBI include Sisodia, three officials of the excise department, and several vendors and distributors.

Notably, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena had recommended an inquiry into the Delhi Liquior Policy scam by the Central Investigation Agency. After this, the Enforcement Directorate also entered it. In this case, raids have also been done at the house and other places of Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. 

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