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Sanjay Singh arrest Highlights: Delhi court grants 5-day ED custody to AAP MP

Sanjay Singh arrest Highlights: The Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP was arrested Wednesday in a case linked to the alleged Delhi liquor policy "scam".
Sanjay Singh was arrested on Wednesday evening by the Enforcement Directorate in a money-laundering case.
Sanjay Singh was arrested on Wednesday evening by the Enforcement Directorate in a money-laundering case.

Sanjay Singh arrest news Highlights: Aam Aadmi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh was produced before the Rouse Avenue Court by officials of the Enforcement Directorate. The court has reserved its order on ED's plea seeking 10 days custody of the AAP leader. Singh was arrested Wednesday evening by the Enforcement Directorate in a money-laundering case linked to the Delhi liquor policy case. His arrest triggered a political firestorm as Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being behind it. The Aam Aadmi Party announced that it will hold protests outside the BJP headquarters in New Delhi today....Read More

The under-scanner excise policy was rolled out in November 2021 for the 2021-22 financial year, marking the exit of the Delhi government from retail sales of alcohol. It allowed private players to bid for licenses. The probe agency has alleged that kickbacks were paid to implement the excise policy which was scrapped after Delhi’s lieutenant governor VK Saxena asked for an investigation into alleged irregularities.

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Oct 5, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Police use water cannons to disperse protesting AAP workers

Police on Thursday used water cannons to disperse Aam Aadmi Party workers who were protesting against the arrest of party MP Sanjay Singh here.

AAP workers were trying to break through the police barricades to protest near the office of the Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Oct 5, 2023 10:46 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: Arvind Kejriwal accuses Centre of wasting time of investigation agencies

AAP National Convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal following the arrest of party leader Sanjay Singh in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case said that the Centre is putting up false cases and wasting the time of investigative agencies .

Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday morning raided the residence of Sanjay Singh in connection with the now-cancelled liquor excise policy in the national capital which followed his arrest.

"They are just putting false cases. Nothing comes out in the investigation. This is a waste of time for the investigative agencies. The country will not progress by putting false cases on people," said Kejriwal.

When asked about bail application of another APP leader Manish Sisodia who is also lodged in jail, Kejriwal said, "As the matter is sub judice I don't want to comment but the kind of question Supreme Court was asking, I was feeling that a wrong case has been made."

Oct 5, 2023 10:08 PM IST

'We cannot become those we oppose': Cong reminds AAP of action on its leaders in Punjab

The Congress on Thursday expressed solidarity with AAP MP Sanjay Singh and said it rejects the use of government agencies to settle political scores, but also opposed the arrest of party leaders Sukhpal Khaira and O P Soni in AAP-ruled Punjab.

Senior Congress leader K C Venugopal said the party stands by authorities acting within the boundaries of the Constitution, asserting that "we cannot become those we oppose", in comments viewed as a reminder to the Punjab government of its action against the two Congress leaders in the state.

Oct 5, 2023 9:24 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ‘Investigation keeps going and will never end,’ AAP MP's lawyer

Sr Adv Mohit Mathur appeared for Sanjay Singh and said, "This case investigation keeps going and will never end. Dinesh Arora who is a star witness was made accused earlier by both agencies and later he turned approver in the case."

Sanjay Singh's lawyer opposed the remand plea of ED and said that demanding 10 days is an absurd position for someone who is not involved in the matter at all.

Oct 5, 2023 9:19 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: A recap

A city court on Thursday sent senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh to five-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi Excise policy case even as the anti-money laundering agency alleged that an accused businessman Dinesh Arora had given two crore cash at the Rajya Sabha MP's residence in two tranches.

Singh strongly rebutted the claim. He was arrested by the ED on Wednesday in connection with its money laundering probe linked to the 2021-22 Delhi Excise policy case and was the second high profile leader after Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister, to be held in this case, in a big jolt to Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Special Judge M K Nagpal granted the ED five-day custody of Singh to enable the central probe agency to interrogate him.

Oct 5, 2023 9:00 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: 'There are talks about us also,' says Jharkhand CM Soren

Echoing the concerns of his Delhi counterpart, Arvind Kejriwal, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said that there are speculations that many people (opposition political leaders) are in line (to get arrested).

"How agencies are being used for political benefits can be seen in front of the world... Why are you talking only about Sanjay Singh? There are many people in line. There are talks about us also," CM Soren said while speaking to ANI in Ranchi on Thursday.

He also spoke about allegations against him in a money laundering case being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate.

"I come from the Adivasi community, and allegations are made against me for Benami's property... You know how Adivasi land and property are bought and sold... Our property is neither bought nor sold, nor does the bank help; what will one do by buying property?", CM Soren asked brushing off the allegations under the carpet.

Oct 5, 2023 8:12 PM IST

AAP 'nervous' after Sanjay Singh's arrest, Kejriwal to be under scanner in liquor case too: BJP

The BJP on Thursday hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying the AAP leadership is "nervous" after Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh's arrest in the "liquor scam" case and is spending huge resources to protect him.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday took into custody Singh -- the second high-profile AAP leader arrested after Manish Sisodia -- in a case related to alleged irregularities in implementation of the now-scrapped excise policy.

Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala and MP Parvesh Verma also alleged during a press conference at the BJP's national headquarters that Kejriwal is the "kingpin" behind the "scam" and his role will soon be investigated.

Oct 5, 2023 7:41 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: AAP workers descend on streets

Aam Aadmi Party workers on Thursday held a massive protest outside their Rouse Avenue Road office, clogging the entire stretch for hours, for the release of their leader Sanjay Singh whom the Enforcement Directorate arrested in connection with the excise policy case.

The protesters met with police barricades as they marched towards the BJP headquarters with banners, raising slogans against the party at the helm at the Centre.

The entire area witnessed beefed-up security with barricades at several points across the road leading up to the grand BJP office.

Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dependra Pathak said they made adequate arrangements to contain the protesters.

Oct 5, 2023 7:26 PM IST

AAP MP Sanjay Singh taken to ED office

Oct 5, 2023 7:09 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ‘Scam never happened,’ says Somnath Bharti

"We presented the arguments that there has been no recovery, no evidence and no exchange of money as the scam never happened. The investigation by ED and CBI is itself a scam," says AAP leader Somnath Bharti after party MP Sanjay Singh was sent to ED custody till October 10.

Oct 5, 2023 6:46 PM IST

AAP dares BJP to make public evidence against Sanjay Singh

Addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader Atishi claimed that over 500 officers of the ED and CBI conducted raids at several places linked to the AAP leaders in the last 15 months but "haven't found a single evidence" against them.

"They raided Manish Sisodia's residence, offices and several other places but they couldn't find evidence of corruption of even a single penny. And now, Sanjay Singh has been targeted," she said.

"The ED officers raided every inch of Sanjay Singh's residence but couldn't find anything. They arrested him because he constantly raised issues of the Centre's corruption," she added.

Atishi said that if there is any evidence against Singh, the Centre "should make it public."

"I want to challenge the BJP that if they have found any evidence against Sanjay Singh, they should make it public or they should quit politics. They can send their officers anywhere where Sanjay Singh has been and I can vouch they will not find anything against him," she claimed.

Oct 5, 2023 6:31 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: AAP MP says allegations baseless

AAP MP Sanjay Singh sent to ED remand till October 10 in Delhi Excise policy case, says, "...False and baseless allegations, we are not scared, we will fight back."

Oct 5, 2023 6:27 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: AAP workers stage protest

Oct 5, 2023 6:18 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: 5 day remand for AAP MP

Delhi Rouse Avenue Court grants ED custody of AAP MP Sanjay Singh till October 10.

Oct 5, 2023 6:11 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ‘Democratic values hijacked,’ says Congress leader K C Venugopal

On the arrest of AAP's Sanjay Singh, Congress leader K C Venugopal says, "...The Union government is targeting the leaders of the opposition... We strongly condemn this type of activity...The entire set of democratic values and principles has been hijacked... They are scared, which is why they are doing all this type of intimidation against the leaders of the opposition... Don't misuse the agencies, whether they are state or centre..."

Oct 5, 2023 6:10 PM IST

BJP misusing central agencies: Sachin Pilot on Sanjay Singh arrests

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Thursday accused the Centre of misusing central agencies and said that the entire country is watching how AAP leader Sanjay Singh was arrested.

"The incident that happened yesterday and the way the central government is misusing its agencies has now become well known," Pilot told reporters in Tonk, referring to the arrests of NewsClick founder-editor Prabir Purkayastha and AAP Rajya Sabha member Singh by probe agencies.

Pilot said that the 90-95 per cent of the raids and actions taken by CBI, ED, and Income Tax Department are against those who are speaking against the BJP-led central government, those who are their opponents in politics.

"The country is watching this entire episode and I believe this is not right," Pilot said.

Oct 5, 2023 5:34 PM IST

All cases against AAP leader are false, says Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the agencies keep investigating but nothing comes out of the probe.

“It's a waste of time. The way the Supreme Court was asking questions today (in connection withManish Sisodia's case) shows that it was a false case,” he said, according to PTI.

Oct 5, 2023 5:10 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: BJP accuses AAP MP of taking bribe

BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh says, "According to the investigation by ED - Sanjay Singh used to meet Dinesh Arora & Amit Arora...They had given 2 crore to 3 crore to Sanjay Singh...AAP leader Manish Sisodia is also in jail in the liquor policy irregularities matter. His bail plea was being heard & the court will pronounce its order next week..."

Oct 5, 2023 5:04 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest latest updates

Delhi court reserves order on ED's plea seeking custody of AAP leader Sanjay Singh; order to be pronounced shortly.

Oct 5, 2023 4:56 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: AAP stages protest

The Aam Aadmi party has been protesting in several parts of India after the arrest of Sanjay Singh. AAP workers staged a protest in the national capital at the Aam Aadmi Party office and demanded his release.

Several senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party including Atishi, and Reena Gupta raised slogans against the BJP and demanded the release of AAP leader Sanjay Singh.

Special CP Law and Order Dependra Pathak said, "It is a protest by the Aam Aadmi Party. The crowd is gathering gradually. Police are present here to maintain the law and order professionally. We are in communication with the organisers. We will make sure that law and order are maintained. We will try to contain the protestors."

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Oct 5, 2023 4:48 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest latest updates

Sanjay Singh's lawyer opposed the remand plea of ED said, that demanding 10 days is an absurd position for someone who is not involved in the matter at all.

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Oct 5, 2023 4:42 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ‘Investigation in this case will never end,’ AAP MP's advocate

Sr Adv Mohit Mathur appearing for Sanjay Singh says, ... investigation in this case is ongoing and will never end. Dinesh Arora, who is a star witness, was made accused earlier by both agencies and later he turned approver in the case."

Oct 5, 2023 4:36 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ‘Need to interrogate him, extract digital data’, ED tells Delhi court

Seeking a 10-day remand of Sanjay Singh, the ED told Delhi's Rouse Avenue court that they needed to extract digital data and interrogate him further with other persons. “A total of 239 places have been searched so far,” the probe agency added.

Oct 5, 2023 4:31 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ED seeks 10-day remand of AAP MP

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought for a 10-day remand of AAP MP Sanjay Singh in connection with the alleged liquor case.

Oct 5, 2023 4:27 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: ‘Modi will lose election,’ says arrested AAP MP

AAP MP Sanjay Singh says his arrest is “Modiji's injustice and he will lose election”.

Oct 5, 2023 4:25 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest latest updates

ED seeks a 10-day remand of Sanjay Singh in connection with the Delhi Excise policy case.

Oct 5, 2023 4:24 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: AAP MP produced before Delhi's Rouse Avenue court

Special Public Prosecutor Naveen Kumar Matta is appearing for ED.

ED informs the court that searches were conducted yesterday at Sanjay Singh's residence and a statement was also recorded.

Oct 5, 2023 3:39 PM IST

Sanjay Singh to be produced before court shortly

The Enforcement Directorate officials will present Sanjay Singh before the Rouse Avenue Court shortly, reports ANI. Singh's father Dinesh Singh is present at the court complex.

Oct 5, 2023 3:24 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: Mumbai Police detains AAP workers

Several workers and supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party were detained by the police as they were protesting the arrest of AAP MP Sanjay Singh in Mumbai.

Earlier, the AAP alleged that several senior leaders of the party were detained from their homes, early in the morning, without any reason.

Oct 5, 2023 3:20 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: BJP and says ‘Kejriwal will go to jail’

Delhi on Thursday saw protests and counter-protests over the arrest of AAP lawmaker Sanjay Singh in connection with a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy.

While AAP workers gathered at the party headquarters against the arrest, the Delhi BJP leaders flocked to Rajghat for a prayer meeting for the "liberation" of people from the "corrupt" AAP government in the city.

BJP lawmaker, Parvesh Sahib Singh, said the “liquor scam was unearthed” with the “blessings of Gandhi ji…who always opposed alcohol”.

“The day is not far when the mastermind of liquor policy Arvind Kejriwal will also go to jail,” he claimed. Read on.

Oct 5, 2023 3:04 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: Police use water cannons against AAP workers in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Police on Thursday used water cannons against the Aam Aadmi Party workers protesting against the arrest of MP Sanjay Singh.

Oct 5, 2023 2:16 PM IST

Watch: AAP workers protest against Sanjay Singh's arrest

Oct 5, 2023 1:54 PM IST

'Handcuffs getting closer': BJP warning to Kejriwal in Delhi liquor policy case

Sanjay Singh arrest LIVE updates: Hours after the Enforcement Directorate raided AAP MP Sanjay Singh's house on Wednesday, BJP launched a blistering attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, calling him a "sinner" and the "kingpin" of the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam.

  • Dubbing the incarcerated AAP leader, Manish Sisodia, Kejriwal's right hand and Singh his left, BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia accused the Delhi CM of corruption and alleged that the latter forces his MPs and ministers to fill his coffers. "Handcuffs are getting closer to Arvind Kejriwal…I dare Kejriwal to hold a press conference and clarify if he has not received a bribe of 32 lakh by cheque from Arora," he added.
  • Singh, one of the pillars of Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, which is probing money-laundering allegations linked to the alleged Delhi excise scam case.
Oct 5, 2023 1:44 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest: AAP supporters protest against Union govt | Photo

Sanjay Singh arrest LIVE updates: AAP workers on Thursday staged a protest in central Delhi against the arrest of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in connection with the excise policy case.

Several workers of the party gathered at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office at DDU Marg, raising slogans against the Centre and demanding release of Singh. The party has alleged that the Enforcement Directorate arrested Singh as he raised issues related to the Adani Group in Parliament.

Singh was arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged corruption in 2021-22 Delhi Excise policy case.

Oct 5, 2023 1:34 PM IST

'Undeclared emergency' in country, alleges AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that an “undeclared emergency” has been implemented in the country.

“Since the last four days, an undeclared emergency has been implemented in this country... First, raids were conducted on the houses of journalists, and they were detained... TMC MP Mahua Moitra was detained... Nothing was recovered from Sanjay Singh's house in the ED's raid, yet he was arrested...” AAP leader Atishi said.

Oct 5, 2023 12:48 PM IST

Will ensure law and order is maintained, says Delhi Police commissioner

"It is a protest by the Aam Aadmi Party. The crowd is gathering gradually. Police are present here to maintain the law and order professionally. We are in communication with the organisers. We will make sure that law and order are maintained... We will try to contain the protestors..." Special CP Law and Order Dependra Pathak said, according to ANI.

Oct 5, 2023 12:38 PM IST

BJP's 'vindictive politics' knows no bounds, says MK Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has claimed that the arrest of AAP MP Sanjay Singh and raids on DMK MP Jagathrakshakan are examples of BJP's misuse of independent investigating agencies for political ends against INDIA bloc leaders.

“This deliberate persecution of opposition leaders is an assault on democracy. The BJP conveniently forgets that the Supreme Court has just warned the ED to be transparent and fair. But it seems they are hell-bent on disregarding the rule of law and democracy,” he wrote on X.

Oct 5, 2023 12:28 PM IST

SC issues clarification on remarks regarding excise policy case

A day after the Supreme Court asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to explain why the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was not made an accused in the Delhi excise policy case, the court clarified that its intention was not to implicate anybody.

“We want to clarify that our question was not to implicate anyone. Suppose, if as per the prosecution, the beneficiary is A and if A is not being prosecuted, can B or C be prosecuted? In that context, the question was posed,” Justice Khanna said while hearing the bail plea of AAP leader Manish Sisodia. Read more.

Oct 5, 2023 12:13 PM IST

BJP leaders protest against AAP govt

Leaders of the BJP are staging a protest against the AAP government at Delhi's Rajghat, a day after Sanjay Singh was arrested in the excise policy case.

"Sanjay Singh's arrest is very obvious. Dinesh Arora, accused in the Delhi excise policy scam, has claimed that Sanjay Singh organised the meetings between him and Arvind Kejriwal," BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj told PTI.

Oct 5, 2023 12:08 PM IST

Sanjay Singh arrest Live news: AAP workers gather at Delhi office

Several workers of the party have gathered at the Aam Aadmi Party office at DDU Marg, raising slogans against the Centre and demanding the release of Sanjay Singh, reports PTI.

Oct 5, 2023 12:00 PM IST

AAP workers detained in Mumbai

Several workers and supporters of Aam Aadmi Party who were protesting against the arrest of AAP MP Sanjay Singh have now been detained by the Mumbai Police, reports ANI.

Oct 5, 2023 11:59 AM IST

Sanjay Singh Arrest News Live: Public is taking cognisance of such incidents, says Sachin Pilot

On Sanjay Singh's arrest, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said that the public is taking cognisance of such incidents and will take the right decision in 2024.

“ED action is being seen by all. In the last few years, ED action has been on people who are against BJP. When such things happen with opposition leaders right before elections, then questions are raised,” he told reporters.

Oct 5, 2023 11:55 AM IST

‘Kingpin of the liquor scam is still out,’ says Anurag Thakur

Union minister Anurag Thakur has said that the kingpin of the liquor scam is still out but his number will come soon as the investigation is underway.

“People are laughing at Kejriwal now. Tension is visible on his face. His deputy chief minister (former) is in jail, health minister (former) is in jail. And these are the people who came to power by raising slogans against corruption,” Thakur said. Read more.

Oct 5, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Sanjay Singh Arrest News Live: BJP claims investigation will incriminate 'someone at top'

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra has claimed that the ED has found “incriminating documents” from Sanjay Singh's residence.

“As per media sources, the incriminating documents procured from the house of Sanjay Singh will incriminate someone who is at the top in the hierarchy of AAP,” he claimed. Read more.

Oct 5, 2023 11:46 AM IST

Sanjay Singh's father blames ED ‘masters

The family and friends of AAP leader Sanjay Singh have called the latter's arrest by the ED "unconstitutional" and "undemocratic". Singh's father Dinesh Singh, in a scathing attack on the ruling BJP, said the agency did what their "masters told them".

"They (ED) did what their masters told them. They did not find anything at my residence. When you don't find anything, the search takes time. They did not find anything so it took time," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Read more.

Oct 5, 2023 11:41 AM IST

AAP dares BJP to make evidence against Sanjay Singh public

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday urged the BJP-led Central government to make public any evidence against the party's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.

“I want to challenge the BJP that if they found any evidence against Sanjay Singh, they should make it public or they should quit politics. They can send their officers anywhere where Sanjay Singh visited and I can vouch that they will not find anything against him,” AAP leader Atishi said.

She further charged that the Centre is “trying to silence” Sanjay Singh by arresting him.

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