New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and several other officials in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the excise policy. Official sources said that ED has registered a case under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognisance of an FIR lodged by the CBI. Sisodia and 14 other officers are named in the case registered by the CBI.
On August 19, the CBI had carried out searches at 19 locations across seven states and Union Territories, including the residences of Sisodia and IAS officer and former Delhi excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna. Sisodia also holds the excise department apart from any other ministries.
The ED will probe the alleged irregularities in bringing in and implementing the Delhi Excise Policy.