Hours ahead of his appearance before the CBI in the Delhi liquor policy case, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia invoked freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and said he was not scared of going to jail.
“Going to CBI again today, will cooperate fully in the investigation. The love of lakhs of children and the blessings of crores of countrymen is with me. I don’t care if I have to spend a few months in jail. I am a follower of Bhagat Singh, Bhagat Singh hanged to death for the country. Go to jail for such false allegations is not a big deal,” he tweeted in Hindi.
आज फिर CBI जा रहा हूँ, सारी जाँच में पूरा सहयोग करूँगा. लाखों बच्चो का प्यार व करोड़ो देशवासियो का आशीर्वाद साथ है
कुछ महीने जेल में भी रहना पड़े तो परवाह नहीं. भगत सिंह के अनुयायी हैं, देश के लिए भगत सिंह फाँसी पर चढ़ गए थे. ऐसे झूठे आरोपों की वजह से जेल जाना तो छोटी सी चीज़ है
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 26, 2023
Mr Sisodia was to appear before the central probe agency last Sunday, but he sought more time. He had then said that as Delhi’s Finance Minister, he was busy prepping the budget and his arrest at this point would derail that work. The agency then issued a fresh summons for today.
Mr Sisodia is being investigated by the CBI for alleged corruption in bringing a new liquor sale policy in the national capital. He is yet to be named an accused in the charge sheet filed by the agency.
Last year, the agency raided his home.
Separately, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also launched a probe, alleging money laundering, and claimed a liquor lobby dubbed the “South Group” paid at least Rs 100 crore in kickbacks to AAP for its Goa election campaign via one of the arrested businessmen.
They have also questioned K Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and arrested her former accountant.
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