cbi: ‘How can the country progress? Game of CBI, ED’: Kejriwal on LOC to Sisodia

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday questioned the progress of the country and accused the Center of working against the country at a time when it should be battling unemployment.

In a tweet, Kejriwal said, “Instead of fighting inflation and unemployment, the Center is fighting with the country at a time when it should try with the state government, when crores of youth are unemployed and common man is battling inflation. ”

“How can a country progress where its leaders wake up in the morning and start the game of CBI and ED?” he adds.

The AAP national convener’s remarks came in response to a look out circular issued to his deputy Manish Sisodia after the CBI raids on his residence on August 19.

Earlier in the day, Sisodia took to Twitter and termed the CBI raid as a “gimmick”.

“All the raids launched by you have failed, not even a single paisa has been found. Now, you have issued a look out circular that Manish Sisodia is absconding, what is this nautanki, Modi ji? I am roaming freely in Delhi. Tell me Where to come?” Sisodia tweeted attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hindi.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has issued a look out circular in the names of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 12 people, banning their travel movement for their alleged involvement in the Delhi Excise Policy scam.

The CBI had issued a look out circular against all the accused, which is used by the authorities to check whether a person traveling abroad is ‘wanted’ by the police or any agency. It can be used in immigration checks at international borders.

The LOC is issued to ensure that the absconding or wanted person by law enforcement agencies is not able to leave the country. It is mostly used at immigration checkpoints by the immigration branch at international airports and seaports.

During the CBI raids in 31 places including seven states in Delhi, two accused could not be found, so the agency opened LOC against 13 accused with immediate effect.

The CBI had registered an FIR against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 14 others in connection with alleged irregularities in the excise policy implemented in November last year.

On Saturday, the CBI summoned several accused for questioning in the corruption case in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy.

The probe agency is currently probing the process of verification of bank transactions along with documents and electronic gadgets related to the case seized during the raids.

Excise officers, liquor company officials, dealers as well as unknown public servants and private persons have also been booked in this case.

The CBI on Friday raided Sisodia’s house in connection with the alleged corruption in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy.

CBI registered a case against Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, GNCTD of Delhi and Arva Gopi Krishna, then Commissioner (Excise), GNCTD of Delhi, Anand Tiwari, then Deputy Commissioner (Excise), GNCTD of Delhi, Pankaj Bhatnagar among others. , on a reference by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the then Assistant Commissioner (Excise), GNCTD of Delhi and 10 liquor licensees, their associates and unidentified others.

It was alleged that irregularities were committed including amendment in the excise policy and undue advantage was given to license holders which included exemption or reduction in license fee, extension of L-1 license without approval, etc.

It was further alleged that illegal profits on the count of these acts were given by private parties to the concerned public servants and false entries were made in their books of accounts.


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