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ED questions Manish Sisodia’s PA in Delhi excise policy case

Manish Sisodia claimed that the ED foisted a “false” case against him after which his PA’s house was raided and he was “arrested”.

ED questions Manish Sisodia’s PA in Delhi excise policy case
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. (File Image)

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday questioned Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s personal assistant Devendra Sharma pertaining to the alleged money laundering case into the now scrapped Delhi excise policy, reported news agency PTI.

Officials said that the central agency is recording his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Following the case, the deputy CM in a tweet claimed that the ED foisted a “false” case against him after which his PA’s house was raided and he was “arrested”.

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Sisodia added that all these were linked to the upcoming elections, as the BJP is “fearful” of “losing” the polls.

The ED has so far conducted multiple raids in connection with the excise scheme, which came under the scanner after Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena recommended a CBI probe into Delhi government’s Excise Policy 2021-22, over violation of rules and procedural lapses. The LG also suspended 11 excise officials.

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The CBI had registered an FIR, and had named Sisodia as an accused, and also raided his premises and some Delhi government bureaucrats.

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First published on: 05-11-2022 at 16:15 IST