Delhi Excise Policy: Search for evidence intensified, after CBI, now ED's entry, raids in many states including Punjab-UP

Publish Date: 06 Sep, 2022 |

The controversy over Delhi's new excise policy does not seem to be stopping. In the latest case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) team is raiding the premises of several liquor traders in connection with the alleged liquor scam in Delhi. According to the information, this raiding operation is being conducted by the ED at 30 more locations in Delhi-NCR and other states. It includes several cities in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

ED raids at 30 locations

According to information received from sources, the ED has raided 30 locations in the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Telangana and Maharashtra. In the Delhi liquor scam case, the ED is raiding the locations of directors and persons associated with Robin Distilleries Pvt Ltd in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana. ED has conducted raids at six places in Hyderabad. During this, the houses of 5 others including Arun Ramchandra Pillai are being searched. The houses and offices of Boinapalli Abhishek Rao, Sudini Srijan Reddy (relative of top Congress leader/MP), and Gandra Prem Sagar (belonging to top TRS MLC) have been searched. Searches are also being conducted at Robin Distillers headquarters.

What's the matter?

The case was registered on August 17 by the Central Investigation Agency (CBI) regarding the scam in the Excise Policy. After conducting a search operation at more than 30 locations, the CBI had made Excise Department Minister Manish Sisodia the first and main accused in its FIR. A total of 16 people, including many unknown accused companies, were accused in this case. Taking over the same case registered by the CBI, the ED is investigating it under the Money Laundering Act.


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