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Delhi Excise Policy scam: ED registers money laundering case against Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Updated: August 24, 2022 12:25 pm

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Delhi Excise policy in which Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others are allegedly involved.

The ED has filed the case under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognisance of a CBI FIR that has named Sisodia and 14 others.

The ED, during its probe, will analyse if individuals and companies who were involved in the policy-making of this scheme and related entities generated any “proceeds of crime under the definition of PMLA” and if there was any possible creation of illegal or benami assets.

The agency has powers to attach such assets and question, arrest, and prosecute those who indulge in the offence of money laundering.

The CBI had conducted raids in the excise policy case at multiple locations including at the residence of Sisodia in Delhi. Sisodia holds multiple portfolios in the Delhi government including that of excise and education.

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