The first arrest has been made in the Delhi Excise Policy case. According to news agency ANI, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Vijay Nair, former CEO of the entertainment and event management company, in connection with the money laundering investigation. Nair is said to be very close to Arvind Kejriwal.
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In fact, the Enforcement Directorate had raided 40 places across the country in the context of the Excise Policy 2021-22 of the Arvind Kejriwal government. After that the CBI registered an FIR alleging irregularities in the policy. In which Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also made an accused. Delhi's LG VK Saxena recommended a CBI inquiry into the matter, after which the Kejriwal government withdrew the policy in July.
ED questions AAP's MCD election in-charge Durgesh Pathak
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also questioned Aam Aadmi Party MLA and party in-charge for Delhi Municipal Corporation elections Durgesh Pathak in connection with money laundering in the liquor policy case.
Vijay Nair, former CEO of event mgmt company Only Much Louder and an accused in the Delhi Excise Policy case, arrested by CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation): Sources— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2022
CBAI also raided Manish Sisodia's residence
The CBI had raided 31 places, including the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, after registering an FIR on August 19 for irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy case. Sisodia is one of the 13 accused in the case.
BJP's big attack on Aam Aadmi Party
The BJP made a big allegation on the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Excise Policy case and claimed that a liquor contract was given to a close aide of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia showed pictures of a man named Karamjit Singh Lamba with Kejriwal and AAP MLA Saurav Bhardwaj. After which it was alleged that Lamba was not only a partner in Universal Distributors, the company that won the contract for liquor distribution, but he also contested the local body elections on AAP ticket. The BJP alleged that Lamba was given the contract for liquor by ignoring all the rules.
What is the excise policy of the Kejriwal government?
In fact, the Arvind Kejriwal government of Delhi had implemented the excise policy last year. In which Delhi was divided into 32 zones and 849 licenses were allotted for liquor. With the introduction of this policy, the policy of 100 percent liquor shops in Delhi went into hands. Which earlier used to be 60 percent government and 40 percent private shops.