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Manish Sisodia Says “Computer, Phone Seized” After 14-Hour CBI Raid

Manish Sisodia mentioned his laptop and telephone have been seized throughout the CBI raids.

New Delhi:

Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, has underscored that the great works of the Aam Aadmi Celebration authorities won’t cease come what could. Talking to reporters after the 14-hour raid at his dwelling, he denied any wrongdoing and mentioned the BJP is misusing the Central companies for political functions. “However the work of offering good schooling and well being will proceed, the Delhi authorities won’t cease,” he mentioned.

The CBI carried out day-long searches at Mr Sisodia’s Delhi dwelling and 31 different places throughout seven states over allegations that the liquor coverage of the Delhi authorities is steeped in corruption.  Mr Sisodia handles the excise division.

The coverage, which was put in place in November, was scrapped in July after investigations began. Mr Sisodia mentioned his laptop and telephone have been seized.

Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had really useful the CBI probe final month after a report from the Chief Secretary alleging irregularities within the new liquor coverage. It has been mentioned that liquor store licenses have been handed over to non-public gamers for advantages to political leaders.

In its First Info Report filed on Wednesday, the CBI claimed {that a} liquor dealer has paid Rs 1 crore to an organization managed by an affiliate of Mr Sisodia. He’s Quantity One in an inventory of 15 individuals named within the FIR.

“We’re extraordinarily trustworthy individuals,” Mr Sisodia advised reporters at a press convention late this night. “We’ve got not completed something fallacious and can proceed to work actually. We’ve got constructed faculties for tens of millions of kids by working actually. We’ve got constructed hospitals working actually, the place tens of millions of individuals have gotten therapy”.

AAP has claimed that the Centre’s blowback got here after the Delhi authorities’s work within the schooling sector obtained excessive reward and a entrance web page article was printed within the largest US each day, New York Occasions.

“The CBI raids come on a day when the Delhi schooling mannequin was praised and Manish Sisodia’s image printed on the entrance web page of America’s largest newspaper NYT (New York Occasions)” mentioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

When the BJP tried to disparage the article, calling it “paid information”, the NYT issued a robust, swift response, saying, “The New York Occasions is all the time unbiased, free from political or advertiser affect.

“Our report about efforts to enhance Delhi’s schooling system is predicated on neutral, on-the-ground reporting, and schooling is a matter that The New York Occasions has lined over a few years. Journalism from,” Nicole Tylor, a spokesperson for the newspaper, advised NDTV.

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