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Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, 14 others accused in Delhi excise policy case

CBI carries out raids at deputy CM's residence, 30 other places across country

CBI officials during a raid at the residence of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in connection with alleged irregularities in Delhi Excise Policy, in New Delhi on Friday
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CBI officials during a raid at the residence of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in connection with alleged irregularities in Delhi Excise Policy, in New Delhi on Friday

Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday searched 31 locations in multiple cities, including the premises of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and former excise officials.

The action follows a criminal case registered against Sisodia and 14 others on Wednesday for alleged irregularities in framing and implementing the excise policy, now withdrawn.

The CBI initiated investigation on the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Delhi government had implemented the policy last year in November. By that the entire liquor trade was handed over to the private sector.

The federal agency has named, besides Sisodia, three former excise commissioners and 10

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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 9:44 PM IST

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