Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena recommended the CBI investigate alleged violations of rules and procedural flaws in the implementation of the policy in July 2022. Both the ED and CBI had filed cases alleging that irregularities were committed during the modification of the Excise Policy.
While the Delta wave of COVID-19 wreaked havoc in the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal government had passed a new excise policy. As a result of allegations of bribery and fraud, the initiative lasted for approximately a year. Delhi Excise Policy (2021-22) was created by the top leaders of Aam Aadmi Party to continuously generate and channel illegal funds to themselves, according to an Enforcement Directorate chargesheet.
According to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, the policy was flouted and procedural flaws were present during implementation. A CBI probe was recommended in July 2022. ED and CBI registered cases alleging irregularities during the modification of the Excise Policy following this.
License holders were accused of granting undue favors, waiving or reducing license fees, and extending L-1 licenses without the approval of the competent authority. In order to evade detection, beneficiaries diverted “illegal” gains to the accused officials and made false entries in their accounts.
The AAP, however, contends that the new policy is aimed at generating optimum revenue, eliminating spurious liquor sales in Delhi, and improving overall user experiences.
the case, raids were conducted at 21 places in Delhi and the National Capital Region including the residence of Manish Sisodia and the premises of four public servants. The probe into Delhi’s Deputy CM began after a report forwarded by the Chief Secretary to the L-G recommended a CBI investigation.
The CBI investigation was recommended on the basis of the Delhi Chief Secretary’s report submitted in July, which prima facie showed violations of the GNCTD Act of 1991, Transaction of Business Rules (ToBR)-1993, Delhi Excise Act-2009, and Delhi Excise Rules-2010.
According to a report by Delhi’s Chief Secretary, Sisodia has taken major decisions and actions that ‘violate statutory provisions and notified excise policies and have huge financial implications.” Following this report, a CBI investigation was recommended.
Charge against Mansih sisodia :-
Sisodia is one of the primary accused in the CBI FIR for the Delhi excise policy ‘scam’. The now withdrawn Delhi government policy to grant licenses to liquor traders had allegedly favored certain dealers who paid bribes.
According to a report by the Delhi chief secretary, Sisodia undertook major decisions and actions that were ‘in violation of the statutory provisions and the notified excise policy that had huge financial implications’. Following this report, a CBI probe was recommended.
The ED and CBI have since registered cases alleging that irregularities were committed while modifying the Excise Policy.
Sisodia is one of the number one accused inside the CBI FIR for the Delhi excise policy ‘rip-off’. The now withdrawn Delhi government policy to grant licenses to liquor investors had allegedly preferred certain sellers who paid bribes.
According to a report by the Delhi chief secretary, Sisodia undertook foremost choices and moves that have been ‘in violation of the statutory provisions and the notified excise policy that had large monetary implications’. Following this record, a CBI probe turned into encouragement.
The ED and CBI have for the reason that registered instances alleging that irregularities were devoted at the same time as enhancing the Excise coverage.