Manish Sisodia Arrested By ED In Liquorgate Case

| Updated: March 9, 2023 7:18 pm

Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia has been arrested by ED, Thursday evening, a day before his bail hearing in the Delhi liquor policy case comes up in a Central Bureau of Investigation court.

The Enforcement Directorate arrested the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister after questioning him for two days over alleged money laundering while framing the new liquor policy, which was scrapped after Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation to take a look.

Sisodia is already lodged in cell 1 of Tihar Jail under the judicial custody ordered on March 7.

The arrest comes a day before his three-day court-allotted questioning ends and on a day when AAP leaders Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj were sworn in, following the resignation of jailed AAP leaders Satyendar Jain and Manish Sisodia. 

From left to right: Atishi, Arvind Kejriwal, LG VK Saxena and Saurabh Bharadwaj

While Atishi has been given the charge of Education, Women & Child Development, PWD, Power, Art and Tourism departments, Bharadwaj will head Health, Urban Development, Irrigation & Flood Control, Vigilance, Services, Water and Industries.

Education and health have been the key focus of the AAP government in Delhi, with each getting around 20 per cent of the budgetary allocation each year.

This year, as preparations for the G20 Summit are underway, the Public Works Department has also gained much prominence. Among the most important departments in the government alongside finance, education, health and home, PWD was earlier headed by Jain and then by Sisodia.

Kejriwal, meanwhile, congratulated the two ministers.

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