What led to Manish Sisodia’s arrest in Delhi liquor policy?
New Delhi: Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested allegedly for ‘destruction of evidences’ during an investigation in Delhi’s scrapped liquor policy.
Notably, Sisodia was arrested under section 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 477 A (intent to defraud) and section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
In its official statement, the Central Bureau of Investigation claimed that Sisodia’s answers were not satisfactory and he was not cooperating in the investigation.
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According to reports, Sisodia was confronted with evidences, including documentaries and did girls evidences, collected by the CBI, during eight hours of questioning.
India Today report claimed that few contentious provisions were added to the Delhi Liquor Policy which was not part of the first draft. When Sisodia was asked about that, he mostly said ”I don’t know.”
India Today report cited an officer, who worked in the excise department revealed the role of Sisodia in tweaking the drafts. Forensic examination of seized digital devices reveals that these provisions were received on WhatsApp by an office.
There was no record of discussion/files In the excise department that shows how these provisions were included in the final draft.
Notably, Manish Sisodia, charged as accused number one in the CBI FIR, was earlier questioned on October 17, a month before the agency filed its chargesheet on November 25.
The CBI had not named Sisodia in the charge sheet as the central probe agency kept the probe open against him and other suspects and accused.