On Wednesday Enforcement Directorate conducted search at the residence of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in Delhi, related to money laundering case associated with a controversial liquor policy introduced by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in 2021.
This investigation has also involved Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former deputy Manish Sisodia Telangana politician K Kavitha and others who have been questioned or arrested in connection with alleged corruption in the now-withdrawn liquor sales policy.
MP Sanjay Singh Accused in Controversial Liquor Policy Money Laundering Case
Sanjay Singh’s involvement was indicated by businessman Dinesh Arora, who later became key source of information for the authorities. Arora, initially an accused, named Singh as the person who arranged meeting between him and Sisodia when the latter was the Delhi government’s excise minister.
Despite this, the Enforcement Directorate has not officially named Singh as accused or summoned him for statement. Singh has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, asserting that this is a conspiracy to tarnish his political reputation.
Clash Over Identity: Singh Denies Wrongdoing, Agency Claims Clerical Error
The controversy deepened when the agency claimed that mentioning Singh’s name was a clerical error, intending to refer to Rahul Singh, the then Delhi excise commissioner, in their documents. However, Singh and his party, AAP, accused the agency of intentionally targeting him under political influence to defame the party and its leaders.
In response Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Chief Minister stood in support of Singh. Kejriwal criticized the investigation, suggesting that it was politically motivated to malign AAP leaders. The situation remains tense as Singh and the party continue to challenge the accusations, emphasizing the need for a fair and unbiased inquiry.
Inputs from NDTV