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Decoding Delhi's alleged 'liquor scam' that led to Manish Sisodia's arrest

Under the new, now-scrapped, excise policy, the state government allowed private vendors and shops to sell liquor in Delhi

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference at his party office, in New Delhi on Sunday.
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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
With the arrest of Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday, the spotlight has once again fallen upon the national capital's now-scrapped liquor sales policy. Sisodia is the head of Delhi's excise department, which has come into the direct line of fire.

What is the alleged Delhi liquor scam?

In 2021, the Delhi government introduced a new excise policy for liquor. Under the policy, the state government allowed private vendors and shops to sell liquor. The main aim was to improve customer experience and stop black marketing.

home delivery of liquor was also allowed under this policy. The shops

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 12:00 PM IST

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