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ED quizzes Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot days after Kejriwal's arrest in excise policy case
Excise Policy
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ED quizzes Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot days after Kejriwal's arrest in excise policy case

| @indiablooms | 30 Mar 2024, 01:07 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot in connection with the excise policy scam case, days after Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal's arrest, media reports said.

Gahlot, the city minister for Home, Law and Transport, has already reached the ED office.

Kejriwal has become the first serving Chief Minister to be arrested and is the third senior leader from the party to be arrested in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam.

The arrest last week followed hours after a team from the ED questioned him at his residence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The ED has named Kejriwal as a key conspirator in this case.

However, the Chief Minister and his party colleagues arrested in this matter - ex-Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, and former Health Minister Satyendar Jain - have all denied the charges.

Kejriwal had previously skipped nine summons issued by the ED in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam.

Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested in connection with the case in February last year, and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh was taken into custody in October.

Kejriwal's arrest has triggered a slugfest between the country's ruling BJP and opposition parties.

While BJP accuses Kejriwal of corruption, the opposition parties have rallied behind AAP in supporting Kejriwal and questioning the timing of the arrest as the Lok Sabha polls have already been announced.

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