CBI at Manish Sisodia residence LIVE updates: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) dropped at Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s house on Friday morning, reported ANI. The agency reached Manish Sisodia’s house to take his statement on certain issues, reported ANI. Manish Sisodia was under the CBI scanner for alleged irregularities in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s social media campaign “Talk to AK”. The Central Bureau of Investigation had also registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Sisodia on the basis of a complaint filed by Vigilance Department of the Delhi government.
Here are live updates:
1:03 PM: Aam Aadmi Party will hold a press conference at 1:30 pm today to address the issue.
12:54 PM: “If they think Manish Sisodia will get afraid and stop working for schools after CBI raids, they are mistaken! Highly mistaken!” read another tweet by media advisor to Sisodia Arunoday Prakash.
12:45 PM: “A CBI team of six to seven members has reached Sisodia’s residence a few minutes back. The deputy CM is inside the house,” an aide of Sisodia told HT.
12:36 PM: In his another tweet, Kapil Mishra said Manish Sisodia gave it in writing that Delhi government’s money should be invested on Punjab and Goa advertisements.
12:32 PM: Sacked Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra took to Twitter soon after the news broke and said this will mark the end of Arvind Kejriwal’s corruption.
केजरीवाल के भ्रष्टाचार का अंत शुरू … http://t.co/CkNTw8gaEU
— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) June 16, 2017
12:28 PM: Meanwhile, CBI says that the officials have only dropped to seek clarification on certain issues, reported ANI. “No raid or search at premises of Manish Sisodia. CBI visit is to seek clarification on certain issues relating to an ongoing Enquiry,” PTI quoted CBI saying.
12:25 PM: Arunoday Prakash, Arvind Kejriwal’s media advisor has confirmed that CBI has raided Manish Sisodia’s house. “Earlier CM .@ArvindKejriwal ‘s office was raided! Centre using caged parrot to victimise voices of dissent! #RIPDemocracy,” he posted on Twitter.
— arunoday (@arunodayprakash) June 16, 2017
12:22 PM: The PE against Manish Sisodia was filed in connection with alleged irregularities in AAP government’s social media campaign ‘Talk to AK’. Meanwhile, here are the live images from Manish Sisodia’s residence where the CBI officials have reached:
12:15 PM: Earlier, in January, the CBI had registered two preliminary enquiries (PEs), one against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and the other against Saumya Jain, daughter of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.