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Delhi Excise Policy Case | Big relief to AAP MP Sanjay Singh, bail granted by Supreme Court leader

Leaders Online: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has got a major reprieve in the Delhi liquor policy scam money laundering case. The Supreme Court has directed that Sanjay Singh, who is detained in this case, be released on bail. The court directed to release Sanjay Singh on bail after the ED said there was no objection to granting bail. (Delhi Excise Policy Case)

A bench of Justices Sanjeev Khanna, Dipankar Dutta and PB Varale clarified that Singh will have the right to participate in politics during the bail period. The bench also clarified that this order will not be taken as precedent. On behalf of Singh, Senior Advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued the case.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 after nearly two hours of questioning in the money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy scam. After this, the Rouse Avenue court remanded him in ED custody till March 28. After this, his ED custody was again extended till April 1.

Before that Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26 last year in a liquor case. Later, while Sisodia was in judicial custody in Tihar Jail, the ED arrested him on March 9 in a money laundering case. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP in the same case Sanjay Lion He was arrested by the ED on October 4. Conspiracy to take bribe from liquor sellers in excise policy Sanjay ED said in court that Singh is part.

What is Delhi's New Liquor Policy?

On 22 March 2021, the then Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, announced the Liquor Policy for Delhi. On 17 November 2021, the new Liquor Policy i.e. Excise Duty Policy 2021-22 was implemented. After this policy, the Delhi government's control over the liquor shops was handed over to the private sector. The government predicted that the mafia rule in the liquor business would end and the government's revenue would increase. But this new policy was controversial from the beginning. On 28 July 2022, the government scrapped the new liquor policy and reinstated the old policy after the uproar.

In July 2022, Delhi's then Chief Secretary Lt. Governor V. K. Report was submitted to Saxena. In this, the then Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was blamed for giving undue benefits to liquor license holders. The CBI and ED alleged that this policy caused a loss of Rs 144.36 crore to the exchequer. After this, on 30 July 2022, the Delhi government withdrew the excise policy. (Delhi Excise Policy Case)

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