New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and five others over alleged irregularities in the government’s ‘Feedback Unit’.
According to reports, the FIR registered claimed that a preliminary inquiry found that the unlawful manner of creation and working of the Feedback Unit caused wrongful loss to the government exchequer to the tune of approximately ₹36 Lakh.
Reacting to the fresh case filed by CBI, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and added “PM’s plan is to slap several false cases against Manish and keep him in custody for a long period. Sad for the country!”
PM’s plan is to slap several false cases against Manish and keep him in custody for a long period. Sad for the country! https://t.co/G48JtXeTIc
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 16, 2023
The inquiry revealed that the FBU was willfully created, staffed, funded and incentivized out of public exchequer in an irregular manner by Sisodia, and Sukesh Jain, the then Secretary Vigilance, along with RK Sinha, (Retired DIG, CISF), working as Special Advisor to the CM and Joint Director, FBU, GNCTD, and P K Punj, (Retired Jt. Deputy Director, IB), working as Deputy Director, FBU, GNCTD in violation of rules and regulations and without mandatory approvals, by abuse of their official position and with a dishonest intention to utilize the FBU for purposes other than those for which it was manifestly created.
The report further added that the officers of FBU namely RK Sinha, PK Punj, Satish Khetrapal besides Shri Gopal Mohan, Advisor to the Chief Minister conspired to misutilize and allow embezzlement of Secret Service Fund besides using the staff of FBU for gathering political intelligence.
The former Deputy Delhi CM Sisodia is currently under the ED custody in connection with the case pertaining to the same excise policy. He was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) during his judicial custody in Tihar Jail, where he was lodged.
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