Delhi Government extends the old excise policy for six months

The Delhi government has extended its ‘Old Excise Policy’ for six months, the Excise Department said on Wednesday. The Delhi government has also asked the officials to prepare a new excise policy soon. The Excise Department has said that there will be five dry days during these six months on Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Buddha Purnima, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Adha.
The Delhi government revoked the New Excise Policy and implemented the old policy for the time being. The officials have not been able to prepare any new excise policy, because of which the old policy has been extended for six more months.
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is currently under ED custody in connection with the same excise policy. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) during his judicial custody in Tihar Jail, where he is lodged.
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in the liquor policy case on February 26 and was sent to 14-day judicial custody on 6 March. He was arrested in connection with the alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD).
Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court sent him to judicial custody until March 20. The ED also made another arrest in the case earlier, as it took Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai into its custody.

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