The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday started searches at 35 places in Delhi and elsewhere in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday once again started searches at 35 places in Delhi and elsewhere in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.
Searches have been underway at the home of accused Sameer Mahendru in Delhi. ED raids are also taking place in Gurugram, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.
Sources in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made it clear that no ED team has visited the home or office of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is also one of the accused in the excise policy case which is being investigated by the CBI.
The CBI raided Manish Sisodia’s Delhi residence last month. Besides, a raid also occurred at the residence of IAS officer and former Delhi excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna and 19 other locations across seven states and UTs after it registered an FIR to investigate alleged irregularities in the formulation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy 2021–2022.
According to the CBI FIR,Sameer Mahendru, one of the owners of Indospirits, was one of the liquor traders allegedly involved in irregularities in the formulation and application of the excise policy. Mahendru is accused of making at least two payments running into crores to Sisodia’s ‘close associates’.
The ED is likely to file a money laundering case based on the FIR that was filed by the CBI, as per a prior news story.