ED Affidavit: Arvind Kejriwal was Kingpin in Delhi Excise Scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday filed an affidavit and told the Delhi High Court that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was the “kingpin” and the “key conspirator” of the “excise scam”. ED also opposed the AAP convener’s petition challenging his arrest in the related money laundering case.
There were “reasons to believe on the basis of material in possession” that Kejriwal was “guilty of the offence of money laundering”, ED said

ED in its reply further stated that ‘Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi, is the kingpin and key conspirator of the Delhi Excise Scam in collusion with Ministers of Delhi Govt, AAP leaders and other persons.. Sh Arvind Kejriwal was directly involved in the formulation of the Excise Policy 2021-22.

“This policy was being drafted considering the favours to be granted to the South Group and was formed in collusion with Sh Vijay Nair, Sh Manish Sisodia and members representatives of the South Group,” said the response.

The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday will hear a petition
filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money-laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam.

The case revolves around alleged corruption and money laundering in formulating and executing the Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22, which was subsequently scrapped. Top AAP leader Manish Sisodia are currently in judicial custody in connection with the case.

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