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Sisodia changed handsets 14 times to destroy evidence in excise case: BJP

Referring to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) remand note submitted to the court pertaining to Amit Arora, BJP's Sambit Patra said that apart from Manish Sisodia, Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot, who was member of the Delhi government’s group of ministers, also changed his handset twice.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia during a public meeting for the MCD elections in New Delhi on Friday. (Manish Sisodia/Twitter)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia during a public meeting for the MCD elections in New Delhi on Friday. (Manish Sisodia/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 05:01 AM IST

TRS leader Kavitha seeks details of complaint in Delhi excise policy scam case

In a letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official who sent the notice to her on Friday, she said the date of her meeting with the agency can be fixed at Hyderabad after the receipt of the documents.

K Kavitha (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
K Kavitha (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 10:31 PM IST

In Delhi excise policy 'scam', CBI files first charge sheet against 7 accused

Those named in the charge sheet include two arrested businessmen, the head of a news channel, a Hyderabad-based liquor businessman, a Delhi-based liquor distributor and two officials of the excise department,

On Thursday, the CBI had apprised the Delhi HC that the charge sheet in the matter will be filed on Friday before the concerned trial court.(File)
On Thursday, the CBI had apprised the Delhi HC that the charge sheet in the matter will be filed on Friday before the concerned trial court.(File)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 02:59 PM IST

Delhi liquor policy case: Sisodia aide may turn approver, be govt witness

On Monday, while hearing CBI's plea, Special Judge MK Nagpal said that he would first record Arora's disclosure statement, before pronouncing order on the plea to make Arora an approver in the case.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI file)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI file)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 06:02 PM IST

‘Despite bravado…no Kejriwal to tutor’: Malviya on Sisodia's show of strength

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia claimed that a fake case has been slapped on him despite the CBI not finding anything from his home and bank locker the last the agency had raided those.

Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with the excise policy probe, in New Delhi, Monday, October 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with the excise policy probe, in New Delhi, Monday, October 17, 2022. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Oct 17, 2022 02:34 PM IST

Delhi excise policy case: CBI arrests Hyderabad-based consultant

An official said Abhishek Boinpally was arrested on Sunday as he did not cooperate during questioning and was found evading key questions.

Abhishek Boinpally is associated with real estate, mining, quarrying, and chemical products manufacturing firms. He is a director of around nine companies. (HT PHOTO)
Abhishek Boinpally is associated with real estate, mining, quarrying, and chemical products manufacturing firms. He is a director of around nine companies. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 07:07 AM IST

Delhi: Microbreweries set for a comeback after 9 months

Delhi's excise department has recently awarded a licence to open a microbrewery in Saket and it is currently considering four more such applications, officials said.

The microbreweries offer craft beer or locally made beer on tap. It is quite popular among the youth in Delhi-NCR and elsewhere. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The microbreweries offer craft beer or locally made beer on tap. It is quite popular among the youth in Delhi-NCR and elsewhere. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2022 06:55 AM IST

ED raids in Delhi liquor policy probe span 7 states

The federal anti-money laundering probe agency has taken over the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) first information report (FIR) in the matter, which was filed on August 17 alleging irregularities in the excise policy.

A view of the residence of businessman Sameer Mahandru in Jor Bagh, where the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid in relation to the Delhi Excise Policy case in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, September 06, 2022. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
A view of the residence of businessman Sameer Mahandru in Jor Bagh, where the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid in relation to the Delhi Excise Policy case in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, September 06, 2022. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 05:20 AM IST

After Manish Sisodia's claim on officer's suicide, CBI responds: ‘Mischievous’

At a press conference earlier on Monday, Manish Sisodia alleged, "A CBI officer was pressured to frame me in a false case. He could not take the mental pressure and died by suicide.”

Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference regarding CBI investigation against him on Monday.(PTI)
Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference regarding CBI investigation against him on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 07:38 PM IST

CBI officer died by suicide as he was pressured to frame me: Manish Sisodia

A deputy legal advisor with the CBI, identified as Jitendra Kumar, allegedly committed suicide at his south Delhi residence last week, police said.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (ANI/File)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (ANI/File)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 02:52 PM IST

Zero discounts, smaller stores: What is new if you want to buy liquor in Delhi?

There is still some lack of clarity on one key issue -- the number of dry days which were reduced from 21 to three in November 2021

To be sure, all the newly set up government stores are over 300 square feet in size, going up to 1,000 sq ft -- much larger than the government stores that operated before the now-withdrawn 2021-22 policy had kicked in. (HT Photo)
To be sure, all the newly set up government stores are over 300 square feet in size, going up to 1,000 sq ft -- much larger than the government stores that operated before the now-withdrawn 2021-22 policy had kicked in. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2022 11:51 AM IST

To Hazare's ‘drunk in power’ letter, Kejriwal says BJP using Gandhian activist

In his strongly-worded two-page letter, social activist Anna Hazare wrote that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also appears to be in the “vicious circle of money through power and power through money”.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 05:54 PM IST

Manish Sisodia after CBI searches bank locker: ‘Found nothing, got clean chit’

CBI officials searched Manish Sisodia’s bank locker amid chaos reigning outside the bank in Ghaziabad as camera crews jostled with each other and curious crowds gathered to see what was happening.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia speaking to reporters after the CBI investigation at Vasundhara Sector 4 PNB in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT photo)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia speaking to reporters after the CBI investigation at Vasundhara Sector 4 PNB in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 01:36 PM IST

Kejriwal links inflation with 'MLA shopping', claims Centre spent 6,300 crore

On Friday, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said there is a serial killer in the city who is committing one murder after the other.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference after attending the special session of Delhi assembly, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference after attending the special session of Delhi assembly, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 10:57 AM IST

MHA suspends former commissioner, his deputy in Delhi excise policy case

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia is one of the 15 names mentioned in the CBI FIR registered in connection with alleged irregularities in the excise policy which was implemented in November last year.

Representational image.(HT_PRINT)
Representational image.(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 22, 2022 10:31 PM IST

Priyanka Chaturvedi's cryptic tweet after Manish Sisodia's 'I am Rajput' comment

Reacting to the development, Priyanka Chaturvedi, without mentioning Manish Sisodia, wondered when the practice of calling oneself an Indian ended.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi. (PTI file)
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi. (PTI file)
Updated on Aug 22, 2022 08:07 PM IST

AAP govt ignored panel recommendation, caused 900 cr loss in excise policy: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) keeps changing the goalpost every time the BJP asks them tough questions

BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said that they are giving 24 hours to the Aam Aadmi Party to answer their questions over the Delhi excise policy. (PTI)
BJP national spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said that they are giving 24 hours to the Aam Aadmi Party to answer their questions over the Delhi excise policy. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2022 03:49 PM IST

BJP's Parvesh Verma drags KCR in Delhi excise policy row: ‘Family members…’

Parvesh Verma claimed that Telangana has a "similar" excise policy and it has been implemented in West Bengal too.

BJP MP Parvesh Verma addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
BJP MP Parvesh Verma addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 21, 2022 04:26 PM IST

Four not part of administration helped frame Delhi's excise policy: CBI FIR

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the excise minister, as well as 14 other named individuals, have been named in the FIR.

Manish Sisodia speaks at a press conference on Saturday,
Manish Sisodia speaks at a press conference on Saturday,
Published on Aug 21, 2022 04:33 AM IST

‘All CBI officers were…’: Manish Sisodia on 'behaviour' after raid at his house

Rejecting the allegation of irregularities in the Delhi excise policy, Manish Sisodia said it was implemented with complete transparency.

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia during press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT photo)
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia during press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2022 12:49 PM IST

CBI raids Manish Sisodia: Delhi’s liquor sector reform, and where it went wrong

The 2021-22 excise policy was intended to herald a new era for the city’s liquor business by putting an end to cartelisation and black marketing, while also completely overhauling customer experience that was till then marred by dingy stores, a shortage of options in several areas, and a lack of discounts.

New Delhi, India - Aug. 19, 2022: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia interacts with the media after the day long CBI raid at his residence, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 19, 2022. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - Aug. 19, 2022: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia interacts with the media after the day long CBI raid at his residence, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 19, 2022. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 20, 2022 04:51 AM IST

CBI raids Sisodia in excise case

In response to the agency's action, Sisodia, the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders launched a broadside, calling the searches deliberate harassment with a political motive.

New Delhi, India - August. 19, 2022: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at his residence during a CBI raid in connection to an alleged corruption in the liquor policy, at Mathura road in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 19, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - August. 19, 2022: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at his residence during a CBI raid in connection to an alleged corruption in the liquor policy, at Mathura road in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 19, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 11:34 PM IST

Delhi excise scam: CBI names deputy CM Manish Sisodia, 14 others in FIR

The FIR has been lodged under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including under charges of “criminal conspiracy, falsification of account and undue advantage”.

Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia at his residence during a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid in connection with alleged irregularities in Delhi Excise Policy, in New Delhi, Friday, August 19, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia at his residence during a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid in connection with alleged irregularities in Delhi Excise Policy, in New Delhi, Friday, August 19, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 06:53 PM IST

BJP vs AAP in 'paid news' row over NYT copy featuring Delhi deputy CM Sisodia

The BJP's attacks come after the Central Bureau of Investigation this morning raided premises linked to Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection with excise policy row.

Front page of The New York Times' international edition on Thursday, August 18, 2022, featured Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and the city's education model (Punit Agarwal/Twitter)
Front page of The New York Times' international edition on Thursday, August 18, 2022, featured Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and the city's education model (Punit Agarwal/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 05:28 PM IST

Former LG Anil Baijal wades into Delhi excise policy tussle

The incumbent Delhi LG VK Saxena has recommended a CBI probe into alleges lapses in the implementation of the policy’s provisions and suspended 11 excise department officials, including former excise commissioner, and incumbent deputy commissioner Anand Tiwari.

The new excise policy was implemented in Delhi on November, 17, 2021 when Anil Baijal was LG of Delhi. (HT Archive)
The new excise policy was implemented in Delhi on November, 17, 2021 when Anil Baijal was LG of Delhi. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 03:04 AM IST

Sisodia's allegation against me on Delhi excise policy baseless: Anil Baijal

During the implementation of the new Delhi excise policy, on several occasions, I had flagged the unlawful decisions taken by the AAP government which had to be amended on files. These facts are now in the public domain.

Former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.(HT file)
Former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.(HT file)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 05:54 PM IST

39 officers on excise duty sent back to Delhi Police

Among the repatriated officials are seven sub inspectors, 16 head constables and rest of them are constables, officials of the excise department said.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged lapses and irregularities in the implementation of AAP government’s excise policy for 2021-22. (PTI)
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged lapses and irregularities in the implementation of AAP government’s excise policy for 2021-22. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 03:08 AM IST

Delhi: Govt agencies start turning in applications to sell liquor across Capital

The four Delhi government agencies running the liquor stores are Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store, and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.

The excise department on August 3 communicated the terms and conditions for opening liquor vends to the four agencies. (ANI Photo)
The excise department on August 3 communicated the terms and conditions for opening liquor vends to the four agencies. (ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:46 AM IST

Delhi: LG, state govt spar as row over excise losses rumbles on

According to the LG office, the government in 2015 rejected an excise department proposal to reduce the number of dry days from 23 to three days in a year in line with nearby states which observed only three dry days in a year.

The LG office stated that the period of the wholesale and retail licences was extended twice — from 01.04.2022 to 31.05.2022 and from 01.06.2022 to 31.07.2022 — without taking the approval of the council of ministers and without taking the opinion of the LG. (HT Photo)
The LG office stated that the period of the wholesale and retail licences was extended twice — from 01.04.2022 to 31.05.2022 and from 01.06.2022 to 31.07.2022 — without taking the approval of the council of ministers and without taking the opinion of the LG. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:20 AM IST

Delhi LG Saxena suspends 11 excise officials for ‘lapses’ in city liquor policy

Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena on Saturday approved the suspension against 11 officers of the Delhi excise department for “serious lapses” in the implementation of the city’s 2021-22 excise policy, said officials aware of the matter.

Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena.
Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena.
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 01:37 AM IST
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