AAP MP Sanjay Singh Arrested by ED in Connection with Delhi Liquor Policy Money Laundering Case

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh was arrested on Wednesday by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering investigation related to the Delhi government’s now-defunct excise policy. This comes after a search was conducted at Singh’s residence earlier in the day.

Singh’s arrest is the second high-profile arrest in this case. In February, Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was also arrested in connection with the same investigation.

ED officials arrived at Singh’s residence in New Delhi early in the morning and began their search. Singh’s name was mentioned in the ED’s prosecution complaint filed in December last year. The complaint includes a statement from businessman Dinesh Arora, who claimed to have met Singh through whom he eventually met Sisodia during a party. Arora alleges that, at Singh’s request, he arranged cheques amounting to Rs 82 lakh for party funds for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi, which were handed over to Sisodia. Arora also stated that he had spoken to Sisodia multiple times and met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence with Singh.

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In response to the searches and arrest, Chief Minister Kejriwal accused the ED of making a “desperate attempt” ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He highlighted that the ED had conducted numerous raids in the past year but had not found anything incriminating.

The ED’s investigation into the Delhi liquor policy case continues, and the arrests of Singh and Sisodia indicate the agency’s determination to pursue those involved in alleged money laundering activities.

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