Delhi Liquor Gate: ED Seeks Custodial Interrogation of Amit Arora, an Aide of Dy CM Manish Sisodia

Delhi, Liquor Scam, Manish Sidodia, Arvind Kejrawal

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeks 14-day custodial interrogation of Amit Arora, a Gurugram-based businessman in connection with Delhi Government Liquor scam.
Businessman Amit Arora has been arrested by ED in connection with its money laundering probe into alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy case.
The arrest of businessman Amit Arora is another on the list of continuous arrests in this case by the Enforcement Directorate. According to ED accused Arora allegedly destroyed large-scale digital evidence to derail the investigation.
Amit Arora, with two other accused, Dinesh Arora and Arjun Pandey, are close associates of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and were actively involved in “managing” and diverting” the extreme monetary advantage collected from liquor licenses for the accused public servants.
It is also stated by the Enforcement Directorate alleged that the accused in a Delhi liquor policy scam, which also includes AAP leader Manish Sisodia, changed their phones several times and destroyed evidence.
The investigating agency also claimed that Amit Arora had received Rs 2.5 crore from a vendor.
There are more than 150 search operations in the case, has undertaken by the investigating agency.
According to the Enforcement Directorate’s remand application, Amit Arora collected a bribe of Rs. 2.5 cr. from one L1 Wholesaler in conspiracy and collusion with Sh Dinesh Arora as the portion of the kickback money that was to be paid to AAP leader Vijay Nair.
Amit Arora’s forced Mahadev Liquor with the help of the Punjab State Government as well as the Delhi Government to surrender their companies and thereafter to surrender their license as they were not ready to pay the 6% kickbacks. It is also revealed during the investigation that bribes of Rs. 90 lakhs and Rs. 10 lakhs were paid to Excise officials on the instructions of Amit Arora.
Running over 3,000 pages, the first charge sheet was filed against businessman Mahendru
The case was filed by ED on the basis of the FIR of the CBI.

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