Delhi Excise Policy Scam: CBI named Sisodia as accused number one in its FIR in the case
In a fresh development in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy scam, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested two more people. According to sources, two businessmen from South India, Saratha Reddy K. And Binoy Babu was arrested. Both will be produced in Rouse Avenue Court. ED will seek his custody remand.
Sources have claimed that Babu and Reddy played a key role in the scam. Earlier, Dinesh Arora, a close aide of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, had said that he wanted to become a government witness in the case.
So far four arrests have been made in this case.
“Reddy runs Aurobindo Pharma firm while Babu Pernod runs a record firm. He is a businessman from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh,” the source said.
The CBI has named Sisodia as accused number one in its FIR in the case.
Sisodia is alleged to have allegedly given a rebate of Rs 30 crore to liquor dealers and extension to license holders allegedly as per their wish.
According to the copy of the FIR available with IANS, “With the intention of providing undue advantage to liquor contractors, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Arva Gopi Krishna, the then Commissioner (Excise), Anand Tiwari, the then Deputy Commissioner (Excise) and Pankaj Bhatnagar, The Assistant Commissioner (Excise) was instrumental in taking the respective decision. PLC/GT