ED Calls Three Associates of Sanjay Singh for Questioning in Connection with Delhi Liquor Policy Case Alongside AAP Leader

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned three associates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh, namely Vivek Tyagi, Sarvesh Mishra, and Kanwarbir Singh, in connection with the Delhi excise policy case. Sarvesh Mishra appeared before the ED on Friday, while the other two have been issued summons. The ED has alleged that Sarvesh Mishra received ₹2 crore on two occasions on behalf of Sanjay Singh at the latter’s residence.

Sanjay Singh, who is in ED custody until October 10, was arrested on Wednesday after being questioned by ED officials at his Delhi residence. The ED claims that Mishra received ₹2 crore on two occasions on behalf of Sanjay Singh at his residence. Vivek Tyagi, Sanjay Singh’s personal assistant, was allegedly offered a stake in the business interests of Amit Arora’s firm, Aralias Hospitality, who is also accused in the case.

A special judge, MK Nagpal, remanded Sanjay Singh in ED custody until October 10 to allow for further interrogation. The judge noted that the allegations and evidence presented in court indicated a direct link between Sanjay Singh and the proceeds of crime involving ₹2 crore. The judge deemed sustained and custodial interrogation necessary to trace the complete trail of the money. Sanjay Singh will be produced before the court on the expiry of his custody.

The judge also directed that Singh’s interrogation be conducted in a place with CCTV coverage as per Supreme Court guidelines, and the CCTV footage shall be preserved. Singh will be medically examined once every 48 hours.

Sanjay Singh, during his transportation to the courtroom, claimed that his arrest was an act of injustice by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose party was expected to lose the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Sanjay Singh’s arrest is linked to a money laundering probe related to the 2021-22 Delhi Excise policy case, which is a significant setback for the AAP, the ruling party in Delhi. The ED alleges that Singh possesses information crucial to the investigation and needs to be interrogated to trace the money trail of the bribe or kickback he allegedly received from approver Dinesh Arora. The ED also states that Singh needs to be confronted with Tyagi, Singh, and Mishra as part of the investigation.

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