AAP: Bid to tarnish party’s image after ed ‘wrong’ chargesheet


The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged that the mention of its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh’s name in the Delhi excise policy case chargesheet by ED was a “deliberate attempt” to defame the party and its leaders, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier in the day, the party said Singh has written to the Union Finance Ministry secretary seeking sanction to prosecute Enforcement Department (ED) Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Assistant Director Jogender
Singh in connection with allegations made against him in the excise policy case.
ED sources said the name of the AAP leader appears four times in the charge sheet out of which one reference was wrong and typed inadvertently. They said the agency has moved a petition in the court to rectify the anomaly in the prosecution complaint (charge sheet).
Addressing a press conference, Delhi Cabinet minister and AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj alleged that the CBI and ED have become “synonyms for harassment, fear, torture, threatening and defaming someone”.
“AAP MP Sanjay Singh had announced that he will file a criminal defamation case against two ED officials because they put his name in the charge sheet and later revealed to media that even Sanjay Singh is involved in this concocted scam,” he said. Bharadwaj accused the ED of scaring the opposition parties and claimed that they had “apologised to Sanjay Singh”.
“This is the first time that the ED director had to apologise to someone. In a way, Centre had to apologise to Sanjay Singh and the AAP,” he said.
Seeking to know how the “mistake” could happen, he opined that it was a misfire.