Will “big disclosure” on Delhi liquor scam today: AAP
7 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
AAP will make a "big disclosure" on the ongoing Delhi Excise policy scam case on Sunday afternoon, according to Delhi Minister Atishi.
According to Delhi Minister Atishi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will make a “big disclosure” on the ongoing Delhi Excise policy scam case on Sunday afternoon.
“Today at 12.30, I will make a big disclosure on liquor scam,” Atishi tweeted in Hindi. According to sources, Delhi Ministers Atishi, Saurabh Bhardwaj and AAP spokesperson Priyanka Kakkar will address a press conference in this regard at 12.30 pm at 206 Rouse Avenue on Sunday.
Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is in jail over alleged irregularities in the excise case.
Sisodia was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy in Delhi.
The CBI arrested Sisodia on February 26 this year. Later on March 9, the ED arrested him, after hours of questioning at Tihar Jail.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, was additionally called by the ED for questioning in the case later in April.
The ED and the CBI claimed that improper actions were taken when changing the excise policy, that licence holders received improper favours, that the licence fee was waived or reduced, and that the L-1 licence was extended without the consent of the appropriate authority.
According to the investigation agencies, the beneficiaries made fictitious entries in their account books to avoid detection and diverted “illegal” gains to the accused officials.
On May 4, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a Supplementary charge sheet in the Delhi Excise policy case against former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
There are more than 2100 pages in the supplementary charge. There are 271 pages in the operating part. The charge was submitted within the allotted 60 days. The charge sheet in this case has already been submitted by the CBI.