Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia has been placed under arrest after eight-hours of interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over his alleged connection with the corruption charges in the 100 crore liquor scam.
Manish Sisodia was summoned by the CBI last Sunday but Sisodia had seek some time as he would be occupied due to Budget session and related events. The CBI granted and asked him to appear on February 26 (today). In the morning, Sisodia had first gone to Raj Ghat to offer his prayers at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi and from there he alongwith Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders headed for the CBI headquarters. He was arrested after eight hours of grilling.
According to updates the CBI will be producing Sisodia in the Rouse Avenue Court on Monday. A medical check up will be conducted prior to that as per the rules.
Manish Sisodia may not be directly involved with the scam but he will have answer a few questions as he was also a party to the rolling back of Excise policy. Apart from that, he is the right hand man of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and knows many things that is related with the liquor politics.
Some of the questions that Arvind Kejriwal will have to answer are:
1) Why AAP government rolled back the much hyped Excise policy that Kejriwal always complimented?
2) Why blacklisted companies and liquor mafias were encouraged to open shops in Delhi NCR?
3) Liquor shops were opened within the restricted 100 metres of religious and educational institutions flouting the Master Plan of Delhi which prohibits opening of liquor shops and ‘thekas within 100 metres of educational and religious institutions.
4) What is the ‘South Lobby’ and involvement of Vijay Nair? Who got the maximum advantage from the kickbacks?
Arvind Kejriwal cannot run away from answering these questions by blaming on “vindictive politics” by BJP as he had been doing. The safety and security of Delhi NCR was compromised as anti-socials had a free ride all over the city. Not to forget the gangrape that took place in February last year raising finger at two liquor mafias.
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