Taking major action in the Delhi liquor scam, Enforcement Directorate has raided 25 places. The premises of liquor traders are being searched. The ED raids started on Friday morning.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting raids at more than 25 places in connection with the Delhi liquor scam. Searches are being conducted at the premises of businessmen dealing in liquor. However, the ED has issued no official statement regarding this action yet. The raid began on Friday morning.
Raid action was also done on 7th October
Earlier on October 7, the ED had raided over 35 places in some states including Punjab, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh and seized Rs 1 crore from the house of a businessman in the national capital. It was called black money. Now, the investigating agency is collecting documentary and digital evidence to probe the money trail in money laundering. An investigation is on in the matter.
ED arrested liquor baron Sameer Mahendru last month
Last month, the ED took major action in the Delhi Excise Policy case. The ED team had arrested liquor baron Sameer Mahendru in this popular case. Earlier, the CBI had arrested Vijay Nair, former CEO of event management company Only Much Louder, in the same case.
At the same time, in this case, the CBI has issued a lookout circular notice against eight accused including Manish Sisodia. A total of nine people are named in the FIR, out of which only a lookout circular has not been issued against Manoj Rai, the former Vice President of Pernod Ricard.
Sisodia is an accused in the CBI FIR
At the same time, Manish Sisodia has been made accused number 1 in the FIR registered by the CBI in the same case. A total of 15 people including Sisodia have been named in this FIR. Tension has increased between the Aam Aadmi Party and the central government after the CBI raids on Sisodia's residence and other places. AAP has alleged that the agency is acting on 'orders from above'.