AAP leader Manish Sisodia reaches CBI office for questioning in Delhi excise case

New Delhi: Delhi’s deputy chief minister and leader of the Aam Aadmi party, Manish Sisodia, reached CBI headquarters on Monday morning (October 17) for questioning in the excise case. The CBI will probably ask him questions about the changes that have been made to the excise policy. “The CBI may ask why they waive Rs 144.36 crore. Why was the exemption also given on a procurement permit,” a source told IANS. Delhi Police also imposed Section 144 outside Sisodia’s home. Police personnel were also deployed to prevent unwanted incidents during protests by the AAP employees. Deputy CM and AAP leader Manish Sisodia told ANI: “Their (BJP) goal is to send me to jail to prevent me from going to Gujarat. Nothing was found against me during the raids.”

Manish Sisodia’s tweet ahead of the CBI .’s call

The Delhi DCM took his mother’s Aashirvad in the morning before appearing before the CBI today. He also tweeted: “We will never bow to the dictatorship. This is the second fight for freedom against the conspirators.”

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and said the call was nothing but a tactic to prevent Sisodia from visiting Gujarat, which was tied to the election, and tweeting. “Nothing has been found in Sisodia’s house. Nothing has been found in his lockers either. This case is completely fake. Sisodia had to visit Gujarat to go canvasing for the party. They want to arrest him so that he cannot visit Gujarat. But our campaign will not stop, all Gujaratis are with us.”

Notably, the CBI has accused Sisodia of being number one in its FIR, which was filed under Sections 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy) and 477-A (Falsification of Accounts) of the IPC. The allegations against Sisodia are that liquor businessmen were allegedly granted an exemption of Rs 30 crore. The license holders would have received extensions at their own discretion. The policy rules were created by violating excise rules.

The FIR reportedly said that Sisodia and a few liquor barons were actively involved in managing and diverting the illicit monetary benefit collected from liquor license holders to officials, who have also been accused in the case.

(With input from the agency)

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