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Enforcement Directorate files chargesheet against AAP MP Sanjay Singh in Delhi excise policy case

The Enforcement Directorate has lodged a 250-page chargesheet against Aam Aadmi party MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday. The chargesheet is filed in connection with the Delhi excise policy linked money laundering case. 

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court will hear the case on December 4, taking cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate against the MP. The 250-page chargesheet with 60-page operative part, include MP Sanjay Singh and his close aide Sarvesh Mishra’s name. It is alleged that Mishra has received Rs 2 crore from liquor companies. Notably, this is the fifth supplementary chargesheet in the case. 

The Aam Aadmi Party leader will be charged under money laundering charges owing to alleged evidence linking him to the case. He is currently in Tihar jail in Delhi, after the federal agency arrested him on October 4. Sanjay Singh was also named as the key conspirator in the excise policy case and had allegedly taken Rs 2 crore bribe from accused turned approver Dinesh Arora.

Following Sanjay Singh’s arrest, the ED in its statement said that he is a key conspirator in the Delhi liquor scam. It added that Sanjay Singh is closely associated with a number of accused and suspects, including (businessmen) Dinesh Arora and Amit Arora. It also alleged that the AAP MP has exploited and has gained illegal money which are proceeds of crime generated from the liquor policy (2021-22) scam. He has also played a role in conspiracy with others with respect to the excise policy 2020-21, the ED added.

Notably, the Delhi excise policy introduced by the Aam Aadmi Party, saw the exit of the government from alcohol retail business. Under the aegis of this policy, more than 800 private liquor shops were opened across Delhi. Later, LG VK Saxena recommended a CBI investigation alleging exchange of bribes in return for awarding liquor licenses.  

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