Manish Sisodia to be arrested in next 2-3 days, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
24 August, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, stated on Tuesday that his deputy, Manish Sisodia, is likely to be arrested in the coming days. “We heard that they (CBI) will arrest Manish Siso...
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, stated on Tuesday that his deputy, Manish Sisodia, is likely to be arrested in the coming days.
“We heard that they (CBI) will arrest Manish Sisodia within the next 10 days, but now I feel that they will arrest him in the next 2-3 days,” Aam Aadmi Party national convener Kejriwal said addressing a public meet in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar.
This occurred during Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia’s two-day tour to Gujarat ahead of the state assembly elections.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched Sisodia’s house and conducted searches in numerous locations on August 19 in connection with the suspected corruption in the execution of Delhi’s excise policy.
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia talked about the ‘development’ in the city, and said, “We have given 2 lakh government jobs and 10 lakh private jobs… This rapidly growing enthusiasm among people across the country is what is making CBI tighten the noose on me. I want to say that I am an honest person and I am not afraid of CBI.”
During his visit to Gujarat on Monday, Kejriwal attempted to defend his deputy, saying Sisodia had accomplished what others could not in seven decades.
The AAP leader has made various promises to the people of Gujarat, which will have Assembly elections later this year.
“We’re guaranteeing that we’ll provide free and best health treatment to all Gujaratis. Like Mohalla clinics, health clinics will be opened in cities and villages. We’ll improve govt hospitals and new government hospitals will be opened if needed,” Kejriwal said.
The Delhi CM also requested that the Gujarat government pay an ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore to police officers who die in the course of duty, as is done for army personnel.
Notably, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) suspended then-Exise Commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna and Deputy Commissioner Anand Tiwari just days after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena approved the suspension and initiation of disciplinary proceedings against 11 officers in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22, according to officials on Monday.
In the midst of an increasingly heated dispute between Raj Niwas and the Delhi government over the Delhi Excise Policy, Saxena authorised the suspension of 11 Excise department personnel, including Krishna and Tiwari, on August 6.
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