After the CBI, now the Enforcement Directorate will query former Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia contained in the jail within the liquor coverage case.
The federal probe company additionally made a recent arrest on this case because it took into custody Hyderabad-based liquor businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai, they mentioned. Officers of the ED will attain the Tihar Jail round midday to document the assertion of Sisodia beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act, information company PTI reported.
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI final month and he’s at present in judicial custody.
Pillai was taken into custody beneath the felony sections of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) on Monday night following a protracted session of questioning. The businessman, alleged to have represented the ‘South Group’ of liquor merchants on this case, is the eleventh particular person to be arrested within the case by the ED.
He will likely be produced earlier than an area court docket the place the ED will search his additional custody for interrogation, they mentioned.
On Monday, a CBI court docket remanded the senior Sisodia to 14-day judicial custody until March 20 within the excise rip-off case amid an escalating political slugfest.
Sisodia will spend Holi in jail after the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) mentioned it didn’t require his custody for now. His bail plea listening to is predicted to return up on March 10.
Sisodia, who joins his former Cupboard colleague Satyendar Jain in jail, was produced earlier than particular choose M Okay Nagpal on the expiry of his seven-day custodial interrogation allowed by the court docket earlier after his arrest on February 26. Jain is lodged in Tihar jail since Might final 12 months following his arrest in a cash laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate(ED).
Throughout the listening to, the CBI additionally accused supporters of the Aam Aadmi Social gathering(AAP) of ‘politicising’ the matter. It had arrested Sisodia in reference to alleged corruption within the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor coverage for 2021-22.
The court docket allowed Sisodia to hold the Bhagavad Gita, spectacles, drugs and many others. to jail whereas directing the Tihar jail authorities to think about his request for being allowed to do Vipassana meditation.
A Tihar jail official mentioned Sisodia was delivered to jail following the court docket order and he will likely be lodged in jail number-1 after the completion of due formalities.
Because the AAP stepped up its assault on the BJP and likewise maintained that the CBI had no grounds to hunt Sisodia’s additional interrogation, the Congress sought to clear the air over its stand on his arrest, asserting that the allegations within the Delhi excise coverage case are critical and should be probed.
The Congress, which has largely stored its distance from the arrest of Sisodia, nevertheless, mentioned its stand on misuse of central businesses is evident that they’re used towards the Opposition in many of the instances.