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Delhi Liquor Scam case: CBI registered FIR against 15 accused, including Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

CBI registers FIR against Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in Liquor scam case. In the FIR, 15 people are named, Sisodia has been made accused number 1. The CBI has named 15 accused, including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in its FIR in the alleged excise scam, the official said.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: CBI registers FIR against Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in Liquor scam case. In the FIR, 15 people are named, Sisodia has been made accused number 1. The CBI has named 15 accused, including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in its FIR in the alleged excise scam, the official said.

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An FIR has been filed under Section 120-B, 477-A and Section 7. Excise Commissioner Arva Gopi is named in the FIR. On August 17, the CBI had registered an FIR. As part of the investigation of the same case, the CBI has raided 21 locations in seven states including Sisodia’s residence. On Friday, the CBI raided the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia regarding the Delhi Excise Policy. Documents were searched at 21 locations in 7 states of the country including Delhi.

Manish Sisodia also has the responsibility of the Excise Department. Apart from Manish Sisodia, the CBI’s FIR includes the then Excise Commissioner Aarav Gopi Krishna, the then Deputy Excise Commissioner Anand Kumar Tiwari, Assistant Excise Commissioner Pankaj Bhatnagar, nine businessmen and two companies. CBI is scrutinizing many important documents related to excise policy at Manish Sisodia’s residence. Apart from this, the CBI officers also searched Manish Sisodia’s vehicle.

Before raiding the house of Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, another minister of Delhi government Satyendar Jain is already in jail. Manish Sisodia is accused of excise scam. Before that, Satyendra Jain is in jail in the money laundering case. While officials said the CBI had registered an FIR in connection with alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy, brought in in November last year, besides 19 premises of Sisodia and Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Aarav Gopi Krishna. The places were raided on Friday.

He said that raids were conducted at 21 places in seven states and union territories. The premises of two other public servants were also raided. Amid raids by CBI teams across the country and AAP supporters gathering outside Sisodia’s central Delhi residence, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there was no need to panic and the agency has been ordered from above to harass him.

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During the CBI raid, Manish Sisodia said that the conspiracies will not be able to break me. He wrote in a tweet that CBI has come. He is welcome. We are extremely honest. Making the future of millions of children. It is very unfortunate that those who do good work in our country are harassed like this. That is why our country has not yet become number one.

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