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CBI raids home of Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia over excise policy

IndiaCBI raids home of Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia over excise policy

The CBI raids residence of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia of AAP over excise policy, probes across 20 locations in NCR.

The CBI has raided the home of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia over the new excise policy row. Searches are being executed across 20 locations in NCR.  CBI official informed news agency ANI that four public servants, including Manish Sisodia, have been named in the FIR.

Meanwhile, Manish Sisodia has tweeted renouncing all allegations saying that he will cooperate with the investigation. Sisodia said it was unfortunate that those who perform in the country are harassed like this.

Responding to the raid, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal have said the party welcomes the CBI and said there have been raids on other leaders of the party in the past but nothing has come out of those. He said the world is appreciating the health and education models of Delhi and hence raids are being conducted on the health and education ministers.

From September 1, Delhi will revert to the old excise regime for six months. Due to the huge controversy over its new liquor law, the AAP government in the national capital decided to bring back the old excise policy under which there are no private players in the segment.

The excise policy under which the private liquor vends are currently being run in the city comes to an end on August 31, nine months after it was implemented. Starting September 1, only Delhi government corporations will be allowed to run retail liquor shops.

The new policy had completely changed the way liquor was sold in the national capital with the government withdrawing from the retail business and letting private players run the show. It also raised discounts, rebates and one-plus-one offer on the sale of alcohol.

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