In a fresh development in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy scam involving Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday made a second arrest. The CBI said that they have arrested Abhishek Boinpally in the ongoing investigation of the case relating to alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the excise policy of GNCTD of Delhi.

Sources said, “He is from Hyderabad. He is one of the big businessmen there. His name had cropped up during the investigation. He was called to join the investigation, but he was not cooperating in the investigation and was not cooperating with the CBI. We had no option but to arrest him. He was arrested this morning. He is not named in the FIR.”

The arrested accused will be produced in Rouse Avenue Court. CBI will seek his custody remand for two weeks.

Jor Bagh-based businessman Vijay Nair was the first accused to be arrested by the agency. Thereafter, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Sameer Mahendru, who is an alleged aide of Nair.

Now, this is the third arrest in this case and the second arrest by the CBI. PLV/GT


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