Highlights: "CBI Misused, My Phone, Laptop Seized": Manish Sisodia

The Central Bureau of Investigation today searched over 20 locations, including the residence of Manish Sisodia over the Centre's allegations of corruption in the Delhi liquor policy.

Highlights: 'CBI Misused, My Phone, Laptop Seized': Manish Sisodia

CBI Raids Manish Sisodia LIVE Updates: The AAP leader said that he will cooperate in the probe.

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that he and his family had cooperated with the CBI, which he claimed was "being misused" by the Centre, on a day when the investigative agency carried out raids at multiple locations in connection with a case linked to the state's excise policy.

Manish Sisodia has been named as the accused number 1 of the fifteen accused in the CBI's first information report or FIR into the Delhi liquor policy case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation today searched over 20 locations, including the residence of Manish Sisodia,over the Centre's allegations of corruption in the Delhi liquor policy. "CBI is here at my residence. I will cooperate with the probe agency, they will not find anything against me," Manish Sisodia tweeted as news of the raids emerged.

The probe agency has filed an FIR and is investigating the Delhi Excise Policy launched in November, under which liquor shop licenses were handed over to private players.

Here are the Highlights on CBI Raids On Manish Sisodia:

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Aug 19, 2022 23:23 (IST)
"CBI being misused", says Manish Sisodia after 14-hour raid in excise policy case
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday evening that he and his family had cooperated with the CBI, which he claimed was "being misused" by the Centre, on a day when the investigative agency carried out raids at multiple locations in connection with a case linked to the state's excise policy.

The CBI had reached the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader's residence earlier in the day. Raids were conducted at 30 other locations, according to the agency.

Speaking to the reporters after the CBI officials left after a 14-hour-long raid, Mr Sisodia said, "CBI team came this morning. They searched my house and seized my computer and phone. My family cooperated with them and will continue to cooperate. We have not done any corruption or wrong. We are not afraid. We know that CBI is being misused."

Mr Sisodia was among 15 persons named in an FIR filed by the CBI. Excise officials, liquor company executives, dealers along with some unknown public servants and private persons have been booked in the case.
Aug 19, 2022 23:14 (IST)
"Have Done No Wrong, Not Afraid": Manish Sisodia On CBI Raid
Manish Sisodia made it clear that he was not afraid and that he has done no wrong in introducing the liquor policy. He said that the CBI is being misused.
Aug 19, 2022 23:06 (IST)
Manish Sisodia Addresses Press After Day-Long CBI Raid
Manish Sisodia addressed presspersons after day-long CBI raids, which began early in the day, saying he is "kattar imandar".
Aug 19, 2022 23:04 (IST)
"My Phone, Laptop Seized": Manish Sisodia After 14-Hour CBI Raid
Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, said his personal phone and laptop have been seized by CBI officials after a 14-hour long raid at his home.
Aug 19, 2022 22:52 (IST)
CBI team leaves Manish Sisodia's house after questioning him for fourteen hours.
Aug 19, 2022 20:33 (IST)
CBI Raids On Manish Sisodia Over Delhi Liquor Policy End After 12 Hours
Manish Sisodia, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister who also handles the Excise department, was raided by the CBI today over the Centre's allegations of corruption in the liquor policy. The Aam Aadmi Party government has denied the allegations.
Aug 19, 2022 19:52 (IST)
As BJP Says "Paid News", New York Times Responds On Manish Sisodia Report
In a massive showdown over CBI raids today on Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rubbished the BJP's charge that a New York Times article featuring Mr Sisodia is "paid news".

The New York Times told NDTV that the article is "not an advertisement or paid for in any way" and is based on on-the-ground reporting.
Aug 19, 2022 19:04 (IST)
Manish Sisodia among 15 persons named in CBI FIR in Delhi excise policy case
Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 14 others in connection with an alleged excise policy case.
Excise officials, liquor company executives, dealers along with unknown public servants and private persons have too been booked in the case.

The aforementioned facts prima facie disclose the commission of offences punishable under section 120-B, 477A IPC and section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (As amended in 2018).

A total of 15 persons have been named in the FIR including Sisodia for criminal conspiracy, falsification of account and undue advantage.

Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Arva Gopi Krishna, the then Commissioner (Excise), Anand Tiwari, the then Deputy Commissioner (Excise), Pankaj Bhatnagar, Assistant Commissioner (Excise), Vijay Nair, former CEO, Only Much Louder, an entertainment and

event management company, Manoj Rai, Ex-Employee of Pernod Ricard, Amandeep Dhal, Director, Brindco Sales Pvt. Ltd, Sameer Mahendru, Managing Director, lndospirit Group have been mentioned in the FIR copy.
Aug 19, 2022 17:47 (IST)
Manish Sisodia No. 1 Of 16 Accused In CBI Case On Delhi Liquor Policy
Manish Sisodia has been named as No. 1 of 16 accused in the Central Bureau of Investigation's first information report, or FIR, filed into the Delhi liquor policy case linked to the Deputy Chief Minister. CBI officers have been searching Mr Sisodia's home since 8 am today.
Aug 19, 2022 17:28 (IST)
After CBI raids, Enforcement Directorate may launch money laundering probe into Delhi Excise Policy
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) may initiate a money laundering investigation over the framing and execution of the AAP government's excise policy, official sources said on Friday after the CBI raided Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others in the matter.

The federal agency is understood to be examining details of the CBI case, involvement of various government officials and private individuals and the possible trail of illegal money generated in the process before it files a formal case under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday raided the Delhi residence of Sisodia, 50, that of IAS officer and former Delhi excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna and 19 other locations across seven states and Union Territories after it registered an FIR to investigate alleged irregularities in the formulation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy brought out in November last year.
Aug 19, 2022 16:50 (IST)
Manish Sisodia CBI raid: Files on new excise policy seized, no cash recovery as of now, say sources
Aug 19, 2022 16:16 (IST)
Delhi Liquor Policy Row: Congress Leader Backs CBI Raid On Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia
As the CBI raided the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday in connection with the excise policy probe, a Congress leader said that it is not surprised that the raids did not take place earlier.

"It is not surprising. We have been hearing about what has been happening in the Delhi Government for the last 7-8 years. It is surprising that the CBI raids didn't happen earlier. Be it liquor case, construction of rooms in schools, teachers recruitment, the civil defence recruitment case or the contracts case wherever you see, there should've been not one but 10 CBI raids," Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.

Mr Dikshit alleged that the Congress has always believed that the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP have worked in collusion in Delhi to damage the prospects of Congress.
Aug 19, 2022 15:45 (IST)
Delhi Liquor Policy Row: Mass corruption in liquor licence distribution but no action was taken, Says Delhi Congress
Entering the CBI versus Delhi government fray, the state Congress on Friday said it too had raised the matter of "corruption" in the distribution of liquor licences with the previous police commissioner but no action was taken.

The Delhi Congress said it fought to prevent Delhi from becoming a drug capital and has pledged to send "hardcore dishonest to jail." Delhi Congress Chief Anil Kumar said the party had in June written to the then Police Commissioner of Delhi, Rakesh Asthana, informing him of a "multi-crore scam" in the illegal distribution of liquor licences to shell companies.

He said the party had also staged several protests demanding the resignation of Delhi Excise Minister Manish Sisodia over the alleged violation of rules and procedural lapses in the Arvind Kejriwal government's Excise Policy, 2021-22.

"CBI has registered a case against Kejriwal's another corrupt minister Sisodia in the liquor scam and raids. The Congress fought from the road to the investigating agency to prevent Delhi from becoming a drug capital. We have promised to public to send these 'hardcore dishonest' to jail," Anil Kumar tweeted in Hindi.
Aug 19, 2022 14:57 (IST)
What Is Arvind Kejriwal's "Missed Call" Campaign Amid CBI Raid On Manish Sisodia

On a day the CBI raided his deputy Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal announced a "Missed Call" campaign urging people to join his "national mission".

"To join our national mission to make India Number 1, please give missed call on 9510001000, let's take India on the top," the Delhi Chief Minister said in a video address.

Aug 19, 2022 14:44 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 14:38 (IST)
"Will Only Find Pencils And Geometry Boxes At Manish Sisodia's Home": AAP's Raghav Chadha

As the CBI today raided Manish Sisodia, the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sneered that the agency would find nothing but "pencils and geometry boxes" at his home.

AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the CBI arrived at Manish Sisodia's home just after he was featured in the New York Times over his education model.

The CBI had found nothing in past raids and would find nothing today, said AAP's Raghav Chaddha.

"They raided Arvind Kejriwal, found four mufflers. And all they will find in Manish Sisodia's home are pencils, notebooks and geometry boxes," Mr Chaddha said.

Aug 19, 2022 14:11 (IST)
What Manish Sisodia Has Said On Delhi Excise Policy
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who oversees the Excise department, said the policy was meant to tackle corruption in government liquor outlets.
Aug 19, 2022 13:53 (IST)
"Now That Arvind Kejriwal Is On The Rise...": Congress Leader Reacts To CBI Raids On Manish Sisodia
Attacking the Centre on 'the rise of Arvind Kejriwal', former Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said that it is the time for Bharatiya Janata Party to destabilise. Terming the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate the "longest arms of government" Mr Sibal tweeted, "Now that Kejriwal is on the rise, Time for BJP to destabilise". He further mentioned in his tweet that earlier 'the target was Satyender Jain, now it is Sisodia.'
Aug 19, 2022 13:46 (IST)
CBI Raids Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: Akhilesh Yadav's Response
Akhilesh Yadav responded to CBI raids on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. In a tweet, Akhilesh Yadav said, "Using raids as a political tool is condemnable".
Aug 19, 2022 13:41 (IST)
Reactions To CBI Raids On Manish Sisodia: Updates From NDTV's Newsroom
Aug 19, 2022 13:36 (IST)
"Excuse Minister": Union Minister Anurag Thakur After Raids On AAP's Manish Sisodia

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday dubbed Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as an "excuse minister" after the latter claimed he was "paying the price for honesty" as the CBI searched his premises in connection with the excise scam.

Manish Sisodia, who also holds the excise portfolio in the Delhi government, said the agency probe against him was to derail his work to improve education facilities in the national capital.

Aug 19, 2022 13:28 (IST)
CBI Raids Manish Sisodia: "Modi Scared Of Arvind Kejriwal's Popularity," Says AAP's Raghav Chadha
As Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia came under the CBI's radar and a raid was conducted at Sisodia's residence, the leaders from the Aam Admi Party sounded on one track and so did AAP Member of Parliament RaghavChadha who lauded the Delhi government led education revolution in the region and said that there were many such raids in the last eight years that resulted in nothing.

The AAP leader also hailed Manish Sisodia's efforts as the education minister and said that the Kejriwal-led government was attracting international acclaim.

Aug 19, 2022 13:23 (IST)
Manish Sisodia Delhi Excise Policy Row: Updates
The probe agency has filed an FIR and is investigating the Delhi Excise Policy launched in November, under which liquor shop licenses were handed over to private players.
Aug 19, 2022 13:15 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 13:09 (IST)
AAP Workers Detained Outside Manish Sisodia's Residence: Updates From NDTV's Newsroom
Aug 19, 2022 13:06 (IST)
Delhi police detain AAP workers outside Manish Sisodia's house
Delhi Police has detained several workers who had gathered outside the house of Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's house. One worker claimed that they did not raise any slogans or misbehave with the police.
Aug 19, 2022 13:01 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 12:59 (IST)
Nothing will be found this time: Raghav Chadha
Exuding confidence that nothing will be found against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the raids. Raghav Chadha said his party leaders will fully cooperate with the probe agency.

"The CBI raided the residence of Manish Sisodia at the behest of the BJP on the day when Delhi education model was appreciated and his photo appeared on the front page of America's biggest newspaper NYT," Mr Chadha tweeted.

Aug 19, 2022 12:44 (IST)
CBI Raids Manish Sisodia: Updates From NDTV's Newsroom
Aug 19, 2022 12:29 (IST)
Watch: Why Is CBI Investigating Manish Sisodia? An Explainer
The CBI arrived at Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's home this morning over allegations linked to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's new liquor policy, withdrawn last month. AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had predicted that the Centre would target his deputy, said "nothing had come out" in many previous raids and nothing would. Mr Kejriwal said the CBI raids are the result of the good performance of his ministers, which is being appreciated globally. This is the latest in a series of raids and arrests targeting opposition parties across the country.
Aug 19, 2022 12:19 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal's "Missed Call" Campaign Amid CBI Raid On Manish Sisodia
Amid CBI raid on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal launched a"Missed Call" campaign for his "national mission".
Aug 19, 2022 11:59 (IST)
Manish Sisodia Targeted By CBI, 8-Point Guide To His Much-Praised Career
The CBI on Friday carried out searches at the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia after registering a case over allegations of corruption in AAP government's Excise Policy. The agency has searched 21 locations across India.
Aug 19, 2022 11:44 (IST)
Welcome, CBI, Says AAP's Raghav Chadha, Just Like Tejashwi Yadav
After the CBI launched raids against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia this morning, Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha praised his party colleague calling himthe "hero of the education revolution".
Aug 19, 2022 11:18 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 11:02 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 10:55 (IST)
CBI Raids Manish Sisodia: Updates From NDTV's Newsroom
Aug 19, 2022 10:45 (IST)
CBI Raids Manish Sisodia: Updates From NDTV's Newsroom
Aug 19, 2022 10:28 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 10:24 (IST)
Manish Sisodia's Work Praised In US's Biggest Paper, Centre Sent CBI Gift: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the CBI raid at his junior colleague's house was the result of their good performance which is being appreciated globally.
Aug 19, 2022 10:19 (IST)
CBI Raids Manish Sisodia: Updates From NDTV's Newsroom
Aug 19, 2022 10:12 (IST)
Why Is CBI Investigating Manish Sisodia? An Explainer
The CBI arrived at Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's home this morning for searches linked to allegations of irregularities in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's new liquor policy.
Aug 19, 2022 09:54 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 09:33 (IST)
Searches also underway at the premises of then Delhi Excise Commissioner A Gopikrishna in Daman and Diu. The total number of locations being searched is 21 across seven states.
Aug 19, 2022 09:28 (IST)
Aug 19, 2022 09:24 (IST)
CBI Raids Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
Over 20 locations in Delhi and its adjoining areas, including the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, were searched this morning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Aug 19, 2022 09:23 (IST)
"Welcome CBI, Will Cooperate Fully": Arvind Kejriwal On CBI Raiding Manish Sisodia
Aug 19, 2022 09:18 (IST)
"Truth Will Come Out In Court": Manish Sisodia After CBI Raids His Residence
Manish Sisodia said that the allegations against him and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain are false. "These people are troubled by the excellent work of Delhi's education and health," he said. "That is why the Health Minister and Education Minister of Delhi have been arrested so that the good work of education health can be stopped ... The truth will come out in court."
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