Manish Sisodia was arrested after an 8-hour questioning by the CBI
Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, was on Sunday arrested after a marathon eight-hour questioning by the CBI in the alleged liquor policy scam.
"Even if I am in jail for 7-8 months, don't feel sorry for me, be proud. PM [Narendra] Modi is afraid of Arvind Kejriwal, so he wants to frame me in a fake case. You should fight on. My wife, who has stood by me from Day 1, is unwell and alone at home. Take care of her. And I want to tell children of Delhi, study hard and listen to your parents," Mr Sisodia told supporters before leaving for the CBI office.
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Manish Sisodia's Arrest Welcome Step, Says Delhi Congress Chief
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's arrest by the CBI in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam case is a welcome step, Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhary said on Sunday, claiming that the AAP "used power to accumulate wealth". He alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should also be arrested as he was the mastermind of the "corrupt deal".
After Manish Sisodia's Arrest, BJP Hits Back On AAP Claims Of CBI Misuse
The BJP has hit out at the Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party following its claims that the Central Bureau of Investigation is being misused by the Centre, following the arrest of Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. "Event management can't Save AAP from the law," said the BJP's Sambit Patra, questioning why AAP chose to withdraw the controversial liquor policy when his party questioned it. Read here
CBI Statement On Manish Sisodia's Arrest
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for alleged corruption in making a new policy for liquor sale in the national capital. Read here
Arvind Kejriwal, Bhagwant Mann At Manish Sisodia's House
Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann arrived at Manish Sisodia's house, in a sign of solidarity, soon after his deputy was arrested by the CBI in the alleged liquor policy scam.
Manish Sisodia Second AAP Minister To Be Arrested In Less Than A Year
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is the second minister from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to be arrested by a central agency in less than a year. Mr Sisodia's colleague and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was the first AAP minister to be arrested by a central agency in May last year. The AAP has accused the BJP-led centre of using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to harass them. Read here
Arvind Kejriwal Reacts To Manish Sisodia's Arrest
"Manish is innocent. His arrest is dirty politics. There is a lot of anger among the people due to the arrest of Manish. Everyone is watching. People are understanding everything. People will respond to this," tweeted Arvind Kejriwal soon after his deputy was arrested.
"Attack On Opposition": Akhilesh Yadav Party On Manish Sisodia Arrest
"We condemn the arrest of Manish Sisodia. Ever since the BJP has seen that the opposition is raising issues of farmers, the youth and is getting together on issues, this is an attack on opposition unity and this will prove to be detrimental to the BJP. We want to say to the home minister, you want to become Indira ji, you want to become an autocrat, there has been no place for such things ever in India," said Samajwadi Party spokesperson Ameeq Jamei.
"Kattar Imandaar Party", AAP Leader Reiterates After Manish Sisodia Arrest
AAP leader Atishi reiterated that the AAP remains a "kattar imandaar party" and that the CBI will not be able to present any evidence against Manish Sisodia in the court.
"CBI Needed A Reason To Arrest Manish Sisodia": AAP's Atishi
AAP leader Atishi today credited Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for turning around government schools in the national capital and for raising confidence in the government schools, shortly after he was arrested by the CBI in the alleged liquor policy scam. The AAP leader said the "CBI needed a reason to arrest Manish Sisodia because even after a year of probe they could not prove anything".
What CBI Claims On Delhi Liquor Policy
The CBI contends that liquor companies were involved in framing of the 2021 liquor policy in exchange for kickbacks. The policy that was formed would have led to a 12 per cent profit for them, of which 6 per cent was routed to public servants through middlemen like Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Bonipally.
What Is The 'Delhi Liquor Scam'?
The CBI investigation relates to the now-withdrawn Delhi liquor sales policy introduced in 2021. Manish Sisodia is the head of Delhi's excise department, which is how he has come into the line of fire. Under the policy, in a departure from norms in most states, the government no longer had anything to do with selling liquor and allowed only private shops to do so. The central aim was to stop black marketing, increase revenue and improve the consumer experience. It also allowed the home delivery of liquor and shops to stay open till 3 AM.
"Sad, Predictable How Probe Agencies Work": AAP On Manish Sisodia's Arrest
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said they knew Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia would be arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today, minutes after he was taken into custody in the Delhi liquor policy case. "The CBI is completely at the behest of the centre. We always knew Manish Sisodia would be arrested. We knew this would happen," AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said. "It is sad and predictable how the probe agencies work," he added. Read here
Manish Sisodia Arrested
Manish Sisodia has been arrested by CBI in alleged liquor scam
AAP Workers, Leaders Detained Amid Potest Over Manish Sisodia Questioning
Soon after the CBI started questioning Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with alleged liquor policy scam on Sunday, the city police detained as many as 50 workers and leaders of the ruling Aam Admi Party (AAP). Delhi police said the AAP workers and prominent leaders, including Sanjay Singh, were detained allegedly for violating Section 144 of the CrPC. "A total 50 persons, including 42 men and 8 women, were detained," Delhi Police said.
BJP Scared Of Arvind Kejriwal's Rising Graph: AAP
AAP MP Sanjay Singh, Other Party Leaders Detained For Protesting Outside CBI Office.
"Who Says We're Scared? Look At Us": AAP's Atishi Backs Manish Sisodia
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi rallied for Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who went to the CBI headquarters for questioning in the liquor sales policy probe.
The CBI had previously called Manish Sisodia for questioning on February 19. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, who is also Delhi's Finance Minister, however, sought a week's time for making Delhi Budget. The CBI agreed to his request.
Manish Sisodia At CBI Office For Questioning In Liquor Policy Case
The CBI began its second round of questioning of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia shortly after 11am. Sisodia arrived at the heavily-barricaded CBI office after paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, officials said.
"Allegations False, Not Scared Of Going To Jail": Manish Sisodia
- These are false charges. I am not scared of going to jail. I am a follower of Bhagat Singh. All of you are like family to me. I have worked with utmost honesty, have always worked hard.
- I was very happy when I worked in TV. I left good money, good job to work with Arvind Kejriwal.
- I want to tell children that your "Manish chacha" that we still have work to do. Study with sincerity, get good marks. Even in jail, I will get news about children. I will feel bad if children lose interest in children, I will stop eating. Pls work hard, study well.
Lt Governor VK Saxena Had Ordered CBI Probe Last Year
Manish Sisodia faces corruption allegations in bringing a new liquor sale policy in the national capital. Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had ordered the CBI probe last year. The Delhi government reverted to the old liquor policy and blamed the Lieutenant Governor for loss of revenue worth crores of rupees.
Manish Sisodia Likely To Be Questioned Till 6 PM: Sources
The CBI has made detailed set of questions based on the confessions of those recently arrested in the now scrapped liquor policy case. Sources told NDTV that the AAP leader will be questioned till 6 PM.
Manish Sisodia is expected to reach the CBI's headquarters in central Delhi's Lodhi Road at 11 am.
JUST IN: Manish Sisodia leaves official residence for CBI questioning.
Heavy Security Part Of Contingency Measure: Delhi Police Sources
Prohibitory measures have been imposed as part of a contingency measure to handle situation if anything arises due to AAP protests,police sources told NDTV. They also denied AAP's claim that its leaders have been put under house arrest.
"God Is With You": Arvind Kejriwal To Manish Sisodia Ahead Of CBI Questioning
"God is with you Manish. The blessings of lakhs of children and their parents are with you. When you go to jail for the country and society, then going to jail is not a curse, it is a glory. I pray to God that you return from jail soon. Children, parents and all of us in Delhi will be waiting for you," Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
Manish Sisodia Liquor Policy Case Live Updates: Gatherings Banned Outside CBI Headquarters
Large gatherings have been imposed outside CBI headquarters in Delhi. The decision to impose Section 144 was taken after intelligence reports warning about protest by AAP leaders. Manish Ssodia is expected to appear before the central agency at 11 am.
"Don't Care Even If I Have To Go To Jail For Few Months": Manish Sisodia
Shortly before leaving for CBI office, the Delhi Minister said that he will cooperate fully in the entire investigation. "The love of lakhs of children and the blessings of crores of countrymen are with us. I don't care if I have to stay in jail for a few months. I am a follower of Bhagat Singh, Bhagat Singh was hanged for the country. It is a small thing to go to jail because of such false allegations," he said in a Tweet.
Heavy police presence outside Manish Sisodia's residence
There is heavy police presence outside the official residence of Manish Sisodia. The police have barricaded the way leading to this residence.
Manish Sisodia will visit Rajghat before appearing for questioning before the CBI, sources said.
Manish Sisodia Will Fully Cooperate With Excise Policy Probe: AAP
The AAP on Saturday said Manish Sisodia will fully cooperate with the investigation and asserted that it is a "hardcore honest" party.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today in the Delhi liquor policy case. Mr Sisodia is expected to reach the CBI's office in central Delhi's Lodhi Road at 11 am.