AAP Leader Summoned By Probe Agency Over Links To Liquor Policy Accused


Vijay Nair was named an accused within the FIR registered by the ED

New Delhi:

Aam Aadmi Celebration chief Durgesh Pathak has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a cash laundering investigation linked to alleged irregularities within the now-withdrawn Delhi’s liquor coverage. 

Sources say Durgesh Pathak, who can be the celebration’s incharge for the upcoming civic in Delhi, has been summoned by the probe company over his alleged hyperlinks with an accused in Delhi Excise Coverage case – Vijay Nair.

The probe company has additionally seized Mr Pathak’s cell phone and different digital gadgets.

Sources added that Mr Pathak was current on the Mumbai dwelling of Vijay Nair throughout a raid performed by the ED earlier this month. 

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who’s primary on a listing of 15 accused named within the CBI’s FIR on liquor coverage violations, has questioned the timing of the ED motion towards Mr Pathak.

“The ED has summoned AAP’s MCD ballot in-charge Durgesh Pathak in the present day. What has our MCD ballot in-charge to do with Delhi authorities’s excise coverage? Is their goal liquor coverage or MCD ballot?” he tweeted in Hindi.

Final week, the ED had raided 40 places throughout a number of states as a part of its investigation. This was the second spherical of raids performed by the probe company after it first searched round 45 places in Delhi, Telangana, Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka on September 6. 

The Enforcement Directorate, which probes monetary crimes, initiated a probe within the case after taking cognisance of the FIR filed by the CBI that has named Vijay Nair, Manish Sisodia and 13 others as accused.

The FIR says that Mr Nair, together with a couple of others, was “actively concerned” in irregularities within the framing and implementation of the excise coverage.

The CBI had performed raids within the case final month, overlaying the Delhi properties of Mr Sisodia, former Delhi excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna, and over 20 different places throughout seven states and Union Territories. 

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