Punjab News Major action has been taken to further probe the Delhi liquor scam. Punjab Excise (Punjab Excise) 10 officials of the tax department have been called for investigation. The CBI has sent summons to all the officials and asked them to appear in Delhi on Monday-Tuesday. CBI Additional SP Rajeev Kumar has issued summons under Section 160 of IPC. Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia is the main accused in this case.
This scam Delhi Govt (Delhi Govt) of Liquor Policy 2021-22. There are allegations of fraud of Rs 1934 crore. During the investigation, ED has seized a total of Rs 128.78 crore worth of property. Apart from ED, CBI is also investigating the case. The prime accused in this case is former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is in jail since February 26, 2023. The CBI is investigating irregularities and corruption in the liquor policy. ED is probing the money laundering aspect.
Controversy over transfer of liquor business to private hands
Let us tell you that the liquor policy of the Delhi government came into force on 17 November 2021. Under the policy, the liquor business was handed over to private hands. There are 32 zones in Delhi. 27 shops can be opened in one zone. There are total 849 liquor shops in Delhi. Controversy over the liquor policy began when the Delhi government tried to give undue financial benefits to liquor licensees after awarding tenders for liquor shops, causing huge losses to the exchequer.
Manish Sisodia is seeking bail
CBI so far in the corruption case Manish Sisodia (Manish Sisodia) Vijay Nair, Buchi Babu, Abhishek Boinpalli, Amandeep Dhall have been arrested, while ED has arrested 14 people in the money laundering case. Except for Manish Sisodia, all other accused have got bail. There are a total of 25 accused in the money laundering case.