Manish Sisodia, a prominent political figure in Delhi, has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a liquor scam case. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the sale of liquor in Delhi, and Sisodia is suspected of being involved in illegal activities related to it. The CBI, which is India’s premier investigating agency, has taken Sisodia into custody for further investigation.
The liquor scam case has been making headlines in Delhi for some time now. The case involves allegations of corruption and bribery in the sale of liquor in the city. It is alleged that certain officials of the Delhi government and private companies colluded to manipulate the sale of liquor licenses and quotas. The CBI had registered a case in this regard and had been investigating the matter for some time.
Manish Sisodia, who is the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, has been a key figure in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is in power in the state. He has been a vocal critic of corruption in politics and has often spoken out against it. His arrest, therefore, comes as a surprise to many.
Sisodia has denied any wrongdoing in the case and has claimed that he is being targeted by the central government. He has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in power at the center, of trying to silence him and his party. The AAP, too, has condemned Sisodia’s arrest and has called it politically motivated.
The arrest of Manish Sisodia is likely to have political implications in Delhi, which is gearing up for state elections next year. The AAP, which has been in power in Delhi since 2015, is likely to use Sisodia’s arrest to portray itself as a victim of political vendetta. The BJP, on the other hand, is likely to use the arrest to highlight its commitment to fighting corruption.