New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as the first accused in the FIR among 15 others after agency began its raids at 20 locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with the excise policy case on Friday.

A CBI team also arrived at Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s residence to carry out searches.

The CBI registered a case of irregularity in the excise policy under the PC Act 1988, 120B, 477A of the Actual Offences.

The CBI on Friday raided Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s house over the Centre’s allegations of corruption in Delhi’s liquor policy, drawing strong protests from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

The CBI carried out searches at Manish Sisodia’s residence in Delhi and 20 other locations in seven states.

The mandatory approval to register a corruption case was given by Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena.

Sources said the agency sleuths have seized confidential official files related to the new excise policy from the house of a public servant. The location of the recovery is yet to be ascertained. No cash recovery has been made so far. The search is expected to continue.

The probe agency is probing the Delhi Excise Policy introduced in November, under which liquor shop licences were handed over to private traders.

Earlier, AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that BJP government conducted raid at his deputy CM as his efforts and Delhi education model is being praised across the globe and American newspaper New York Times published a story on its front page today praising Delhi’s education system.

He said that CBI raid is areward for his good performance.


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