ED arrests AAP MP Sanjay Singh in the latest news update from today’s ED raids on AAP MP Sanjay Singh in relation to the Delhi excise policy case.
The Enforcement Directorate conducted raids on AAP MP Sanjay Singh’s home in relation to the money laundering investigation involving the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. According to the AAP spokesperson, “The raids were conducted after Singh raised his voice on PM Modi and Gautam Adani’s relations.”
AAP has denied the claims that the Delhi administration’s excise policy allowed cartelization and favored certain vendors. Raghav Magunta and Dinesh Arora received permission to serve as approvers in the case. Singh complained in May that the ED Director and Assistant Director were trying to damage his reputation by linking his name to the scam.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh’s Delhi home is the latest target of Enforcement Directorate
In a letter to Finance Secretary T V Somanathan earlier in May, Singh claimed that the ED Director and Assistant Director had viciously and without justification linked his name to the alleged liquor scam, ruining and disparaging him.
The alleged Delhi excise policy scam
Wednesday, a day after a court permitted two of the case’s suspects to switch sides and become approvers, the Enforcement Directorate searched AAP MP Sanjay Singh’s home about a money laundering investigation involving the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. According to PTI, some additional locations of connected people also got searched.
ED previously interviewed Aam Aadmi Party workers and those connected to him in this case.
AAP spokesperson Reena Gupta’s statement
“Raids being conducted at Sanjay Singh’s home because he raised his voice on the alleged nexus between PM Modi and Adani. Nothing turned up yesterday, and nothing will be found today,” according to AAP spokesperson Reena Gupta.
AAP rejected all the claims
AAP has firmly denied the claim that the Delhi administration’s excise policy for 2021–2022, which granted licenses to liquor traders, allowed cartelization and favored certain vendors whose companies purportedly gave bribes for it.
Approvers in a money laundering case
Raghav Magunta, the son of YSR Congress Party Lok Sabha Member Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, and Delhi-based business owner Dinesh Arora received permission from a Delhi court on Tuesday to serve as approvers in a money laundering case connected to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.
Magunta and Arora obtained pardons from Special Judge M. K. Nagpal, who also instructed them to assist with the inquiry and provide any information they may have about the matter to the detectives.
Singh’s letter to Finance Secretary
In a letter sent to Finance Secretary T V Somanathan earlier in May, Singh complained that the ED Director and Assistant Director damaged his reputation and defamed him by linking his name to the claimed liquor scam without justification. Singh stated that statements made by Dinesh Arora led to the addition of his name.
The raids took place at Singh’s stay on the day the Supreme Court will be hearing Manish Sisodia, an AAP leader and a former deputy chief minister of Delhi, plea for bail in a case involving the excise policy.