This Article is From Jan 14, 2023

CBI At My Office, Tweets Arvind Kejriwal's Deputy; Agency Says No Raid

The probe agency though denied that they had conducted any raid at Manish Sisodia's office today.

CBI At My Office, Tweets Arvind Kejriwal's Deputy; Agency Says No Raid
New Delhi:

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) visited Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's office today to seek some documents related to the the Delhi excise policy case, agency officials said. The Aam Aadmi Party leader claimed that raids were conducted at his office, a claim that the agency denies.

In a tweet, Mr Sisodia said, "Today again CBI has reached my office. They are welcome. They raided my house, raided my office, searched my locker, and even conducted an investigation in my village.

"Nothing has been found against me and nothing will be found because I have not done anything wrong," he added

Sources in the CBI said that a team had visited the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister's office to collect somme documents, and it was not a raid.

The AAP, in a statement, rejected the CBI claim that its officials were at Sisodia's office to seek some records and that the exercise was not a raid.

"Were the CBI officials at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's office for tea and snacks, if not for a raid? CBI should answer what did it find in the raid," the party said.

Mr Sisodia's house was subject to multiple searches by the CBI in August after it got a go-ahead for investigation from Delhi's Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena. The Deputy Chief Minister is the prime accused in the case, which involves alleged kickbacks to political leaders by private players in exchange for liquor shop licenses.  

AAP has declared that Mr Sisodia will now be arrested in what it termed a "political vendetta" of the BJP.