New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh was arrested after Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials conducted a surprise raid at his Delhi residence. This arrest is part of an ongoing money laundering investigation linked to the alleged Delhi liquor policy case. Sanjay Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha MP and prominent AAP figure, joins the growing list of party members who have come under the scrutiny of central agencies in relation to the liquor policy case. Meanwhile, party workers and followers of Sanjay Singh gathered outside his residence in the national capital, chanting slogans in his support. They were also heard raising slogans against the central government.
Earlier this year, in February, Manish Sisodia, former deputy chief minister in the AAP government, faced arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the same case. The liquor policy case initially stemmed from the Delhi government’s liquor policy of 2021, which was subsequently revoked. This policy change sparked legal and investigative actions.
Meanwhile, responding to the ongoing accusations regarding a supposed liquor scam, AAP leader Raghav Chadha said, “For nearly the past fifteen months, the BJP has continuously alleged a liquor scam involving AAP workers. Over this period, they have compelled the ED and CBI to conduct raids at around 1,000 locations. Despite making arrests and carrying out extensive investigations at these places, not a single penny has been unearthed by any agency. This is clearly a desperate move by the BJP, driven by fear of impending elections. As a result, today, our party member Sanjay Singh’s residence was subject to an ED raid. I want to emphasize that the ED’s actions have yielded no evidence or financial irregularities because, in reality, there is no such scam to be found.”
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— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2023