Last updated: Nov 25, 2022, 2:45 PM IST
The declassified Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) indictment form in Delhi’s excise policy scam does not name Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The investigation into Sisodia’s involvement is still ongoing, the CBI said on Friday.
Seven people, including three officials, have been named in the indictment, CBI said.
Sisodia had said in August that conspiracies will not break him or deter his resolve to continue working for good education, as the CBI raided his home and 20 other places.
“We are extremely honest and shape the future of thousands of children. It is very unfortunate that those who do good work in our country are harassed like this. That is why our country could not become number one,” said Sisodia. In a series of messages on Twitter, he said that they will cooperate fully with the investigation so that the truth is soon revealed.
In addition to the house of the leader of the Aam Aadmi party, the investigative agency also searched the residence of IAS officer Arava Gopi Krishna and 19 other locations after filing an FIR related to the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.
Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena of Delhi last month recommended a CBI investigation into alleged irregularities in the implementation of the 2021-22 excise policy. He had also suspended 11 excise officials in this case. Sisodia had also demanded a CBI investigation into the alleged policy irregularities.
Jain was arrested on May 30 by the Enforcement Directorate under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is currently in judicial custody.
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