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These visuals are from Sanjay Singh’s Delhi house. The ED team is investigating here since morning.
The ED team reached the house of Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh at 7 am on Wednesday. This raid is taking place in Sanjay Singh’s Delhi house. It is being told that about 7-8 officers are investigating in connection with the excise policy case. Sanjay Singh’s name is also in the charge sheet of the Excise Policy case.
On the ED raid at the residence of AAP MP Sanjay Singh, his father says, the department is doing its work, we will support them. I will wait for the time when he gets clearance.
Earlier on May 24, ED had raided Sanjay Singh’s close relatives in the same case. Then Sanjay Singh had said- I exposed the fake investigation of ED in front of the entire country. Today ED has raided the houses of my colleagues Ajit Tyagi and Sarvesh Mishra. Sarvesh’s father is suffering from cancer. This is the height of the crime. No matter how much crime you commit, the fight will continue.
On May 24, Sanjay Singh had released a video message saying that ED has raided the houses of two of his close friends.
Sanjay Singh’s name was included in the ED charge sheet in January
In January this year, ED had added Sanjay Singh’s name in its charge sheet. Sanjay Singh had created a lot of uproar regarding this. In fact, in May, Sanjay Singh claimed that ED had added his name by mistake. To which ED replied that, Sanjay Singh’s name has been written at four places in our charge sheet. In three of these places the name is spelled correctly. There was a typing mistake only at one place.
After which ED had advised Sanjay Singh not to make statements in the media as the matter is pending in the court.
What is the allegation against Sanjay Singh
In the ED charge sheet, Sanjay Singh is accused of taking donations worth Rs 82 lakh. Regarding this, ED reached his house on Wednesday and is interrogating him. ED’s second supplementary charge sheet in the Delhi Liquor Policy case was released on May 2. In which the name of Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha also appeared. Although he has not been made an accused.
CBI had arrested Sisodia on February 26 after a long interrogation.
What is liquor policy scam, Sisodia accused of waiving tender fees
Under the old policy in Delhi, L1 and L10 licenses were given to retail vendors. In this, L1 shops used to run in DDA approved markets, local shopping centres, convenient shopping centres, district centers and community centres.
There were 849 liquor shops in Delhi till the implementation of the new excise policy for liquor on 17 November 2021. Of these, 60% shops were government and 40% were private.
Delhi’s Kejriwal government approved the new liquor policy on 17 November. Under this, government liquor shops were closed in Delhi. To implement the new policy, Delhi was divided into 32 zones.
There were 27 liquor shops in each zone. The ownership of these shops was given under the license issued to the zone. In every ward, 2 to 3 vendors were allowed to sell liquor.
According to the report submitted to the Lieutenant Governor and Delhi CM, Sisodia made changes in the liquor policy without the approval of the Lieutenant Governor. Such as waiving tender license fees of Rs 144.36 crore in the name of Corona epidemic.
It is alleged that liquor contractors benefited from this. It has been alleged in the report that the commission received from this was used by the Aam Aadmi Party in the Punjab Assembly elections.
After many flaws in the new liquor policy, the new liquor policy was withdrawn within four months.
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