The Enforcement Directorate booked Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and seven others with money laundering on Tuesday, citing corruption in excise policy.
Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, is among the 15 persons and businesses mentioned in the CBI’s FIR in connection with suspected anomalies in the execution of the Delhi government’s Excise Policy 2021-22.
The CBI conducted searches at 31 locations last week, including Sisodia’s apartment and the homes of certain bureaucrats, including Excise Commissioner Krishna and two other Excise Department employees, and businesspeople.
Following the searches, the Centre suspended senior IAS official A Gopi Krishna and DANICS officer Anand Kumar Tiwari in relation to the Delhi liquor policy matter. Anand Kumar was the deputy excise commissioner in the Delhi government when Krishna was the excise commissioner. Both officers were identified in the CBI’s FIR in the ongoing investigation.