Excise Policy Scam: CBI Summons Manish Sisodia For Questioning On Monday

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (File Image)

Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in the Delhi excise policy case.

Sisodia has been called for questioning at 11 am on October 17, Monday.

Reacting to the summons, Manish Sisodia tweeted, “At my house, the CBI carried out raids for 14 hours, nothing was found. My bank locker was searched, even then nothing was found. They could not find anything in my village.”

“Now they have called me to CBI Headquarters at 11 am tomorrow. I will go and offer my full cooperation. Satyamev Jayate,” he further added.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned a number of people, including Sameer Mahendru, the owner of Indo Spirits, Amit Arora, the director of Buddy Retail Private Limited in Gurugram, and India Ahead News managing director Mootha Gautam, in connection with the case, the officials said.

The agency has also arrested Vijay Nair, an AAP worker and the former CEO of Only Much Louder, an entertainment and event management company, and Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Boinpally, they said.

The CBI had registered an FIR in a special court here in August against Sisodia and 14 others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 477A (falsification of records), and section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which deals with taking undue advantage to influence a public servant by corrupt or illegal means or by the exercise of personal influence.

Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena had recommended a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the formulation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy, which was brought out in November last year, the officials said.

(With Agency Inputs)

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