Manish Sisodia Called by CBI Tom on Fresh Summons
NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy CM and AAP leader Manish Sisodia has been summoned by the CBI in connection to the liquor policy scam. Sisodia himself took to Twitter informing that he has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to their headquarters on Sunday
CBI has called me again tomorrow. They have used the full power of ED and CBI against me. The officials had raided my house, 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 me. I have always cooperated with the investigation and will continue to do so,” Sisodia said in a tweet in Hindi.
An FIR against Sisodia and 14 others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 477A (falsification of records), and section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which deals with taking undue advantage to influence a public servant by corrupt or illegal means or by the exercise of personal influence was filed by CBI last year.
The federal agency has alleged that the Delhi government’s policy to grant licences to liquor traders favoured certain dealers who had allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge strongly refuted by the AAP.
A CBI spokesperson further alleged that irregularities were committed including in modifications in Excise Policy, extending undue favours to the licensees, waiver/reduction in licence fee, extension of L-1 license without approval etc.
Lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena recommended a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the formulation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy, which was brought out in November last year.