New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's PA Bibhav Kumar for questioning in connection with the ongoing probe into the excise scam in Delhi. Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was called by CBI for questioning in this case.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s PA Bibhav Kumar for questioning in connection with the ongoing probe into the excise scam in Delhi. Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was called by CBI for questioning in this case. Then Sisodia said that they have used the full force of CBI, ED against me. Raid at home, searched the bank locker, nothing was found against me anywhere.
The other accused in the excise policy scam are former excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna, former deputy commissioner of excise department Anand Tiwari and former assistant commissioner Pankaj Bhatnagar. According to the CBI and ED, irregularities were committed while revising the excise policy and undue benefits were given to the license holders. The Delhi government had implemented the excise policy on November 17, 2021, but it was withdrawn in late September 2022 amid allegations of corruption.
The money laundering case has arisen out of a CBI FIR. In this case, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi V.K. The FIR was registered after Saxena recommended a CBI probe. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other officials of the Excise Department were named as accused in the CBI and ED FIRs. The CBI has alleged that Nair along with other co-accused and liquor manufacturers as well as distributors met at various hotels in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi to arrange illegal money through hawala operators.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the bail plea filed by Binoy Babu, an executive of liquor company Pernod Records. Babu was arrested in a money laundering case related to the Delhi Excise Policy. Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma issued a notice to the ED on Babu’s plea challenging the lower court’s February 16 order, which rejected his bail plea.