Big action of ED in liquor policy case, businessman Sameer Mahendru arrested from Delhi

The CBI FIR has alleged that Sisodia's alleged aide Arjun Pandey had taken two to four crore rupees from Mahendru on behalf of Nair. Nair is the former CEO of 'Only Much Louder', an entertainment company.

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New Delhi: Liquor businessman Sameer Mahendru was arrested by the ED on Wednesday morning in connection with the money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy.


Mahendru is the Managing Director of the company named Indospirits. Sources said after an overnight interrogation, Mahendru was taken into custody under criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PLA).


The accused will be produced in a local court where the ED will request his remand. A day earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested businessman Vijay Nair in this case.


Manish Sisodia accused in the case

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also accused in the case of alleged irregularities in the implementation of the (now defunct) liquor policy. Based on the FIR by the CBI, the ED has registered a case of money laundering and so far both agencies have conducted several search operations on the matter.


Sisodia's aide took money from Mahendru: ED

The CBI FIR alleged that Sisodia's alleged aide Arjun Pandey had taken Rs 2 to 4 crore from Mahendru on behalf of Nair. Nair is the former CEO of Only Much Louder, an entertainment company.