Delhi excise policy scam: ED arrests Hyderabad businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday has arrested Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai in connection with its ongoing probe in Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 money laundering case, sources revealed.

Arun was arrested late night on Monday following a long-day questioning by the ED officials in the case in Delhi. The agency so far has arrested a total of 11 persons in the case. Pillai’s arrest came in the wake of former deputy leader of Delhi, Sisodia’s arrest by the CBI officials in connection with the case.

Apart from Manish Sisodia and Arun Ramchandra Pillai, the then Excise Commissioner Arva Gopi Krishna, Deputy Commissioner Anand Tiwari and Assistant Commissioner Pankaj Bhatnagar was also arrested among many more by the authorities.

Last week, ED arrested liquor businessman Amandeep Dhall in connection with the Delhi excise policy case and followed by his arrest, Dhall was produced before the Special Court that sent him to a 5-day ED custody. As per several reports, he was a part of the conspiracy to formulate and implement an excise policy that extended favors to liquor manufacturers and distributors.

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