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Manish Sisodia’s arrest is planned by the CBI ahead of the Gujarat elections, according to the AAP

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Manish Sisodia's arrest is planned by the CBI ahead of the Gujarat elections, according to the AAP

Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, was summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appear at its headquarters on Monday, according to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which claimed that this was a ruse to have him arrested so that he wouldn’t campaign for the party in the state of Gujarat, which is headed for elections.

Following Bhagat Singh’s summons by the CBI in connection with the alleged excise scam, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday compared his deputy to the illustrious freedom warrior. In the case filed in August, Sisodia, who is also the Delhi Excise Minister, is one of the defendants.

AAP leader Sisodia announced on Sunday afternoon that he has received a summons from the CBI and must report to the federal agency’s headquarters on Monday at 11 a.m.

“Raid was conducted at my house for 14 hours, it revealed nothing. My bank locker was scanned, nothing was found. They found nothing in my village (during a search). Now they have summoned me to CBI headquarters at 11am on Monday. I will go and extend all cooperation,” . In a Hindi tweet, Sisodia stated.

In August, on the advice of Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena, the CBI launched an investigation into the suspected anomalies and corruption in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi excise policy 2021–2022. Between November 2021 and August 2022, Delhi implemented the excise policy that has since been abandoned.

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