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CBI files 1st charge sheet in Delhi liquor policy case; Deputy CM not named

CBI Files Charge Sheet In Liquor Scam: CBI has filed a charge sheet in the court in the Excise Policy scam case of Delhi. There are names of 7 people in this charge sheet but Manish Sisodia is not named.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The CBI has filed the charge sheet on Friday, November 25, 2022, in the Delhi liquor scam case. This charge sheet has been filed against a total of 7 people. CBI has filed this charge sheet in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court. Excise policy scam is being heard in this court.

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The CBI has told the court that out of the 7 people against whom the charge sheet has been filed, 3 are public servants. Along with this, the CBI has also told the court that investigation is still going on against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the case. The names of the 7 people against whom the complaint has been filed are Vijay Nair, Abhishek Boinpally, Sameer Mahendru, Muttatha Gautam, Arun R Pillai. Apart from this, the CBI has filed a charge sheet against two former excise officials.

No name of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
The special thing about this charge sheet is that it does not have the name of Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. Now this charge sheet will be heard in the court. The CBI said that the charge sheet includes two arrested businessmen, the head of a news channel, a liquor baron resident of Hyderabad, a liquor distributor resident of Delhi and two officials of the Excise Department. Officials said that the investigation of the agency is still going on.

The CBI has filed a charge sheet of 10,000 pages and now the next hearing in the Rouse Avenue Court case will be held on November 30 and there will be a debate in the court on taking cognizance of the CBI charge sheet.

The CBI is investigating allegations of serious violations in the AAP government’s new liquor policy for Delhi, withdrawn within six months, in which liquor shop licenses were given to private players. The Enforcement Directorate also filed a money-laundering case.

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Mr Sisodia, who oversaw the liquor policy, was raided in August and he was also questioned by the CBI. He has strongly denied any wrongdoing.

AAP has accused the ruling BJP at the Centre of using probe agencies to target its leaders ahead of the Delhi civic polls and the Gujarat election. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that the Centre plans to arrest Mr Sisodia as it resents his deputy’s success in the field of education.

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