Delhi Liquor Scam: As per sources, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches at multiple premises, including the residences and offices of Ajit Tyagi, a close associate of AAP MP Sanjay Singh, as well as other contractors and businessmen who are believed to have gained advantages from the policy.
The case revolves around allegations that Singh and his associates played a role in the Delhi government's issuance of licenses to liquor shops and traders in 2020, resulting in financial losses to the state treasury and violating anti-corruption laws.
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh refuted any wrongdoing and attributed the political conflict to the central government.
In relation to the case, numerous individuals, including Manish Sisodia, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, have been arrested.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), governing in Delhi, has been engaged in a fierce dispute with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), holding power at the national level, over various matters.
Earlier, on Tuesday, in the Delhi excise policy case, the Delhi Rouse Avenue Court extended the judicial custody of Manish Sisodia until June 1, following a hearing on Tuesday i.e. May 23.
Furthermore, the court directed the prison authorities to address his request for a study chair and table.
In July 2022, VK Saxena, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, recommended that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) look into the alleged violations of rules and procedural irregularities in the implementation of the policy.
Subsequently, both the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI lodged complaints asserting that the Excise Policy had been altered in an improper manner.