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ED Takes Action: Charge Sheet Filed Against AAP's Sanjay Singh in Delhi Excise Policy Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a supplementary prosecution complaint on Saturday against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh in the ongoing money laundering case related to the Delhi excise policy. This development adds a new dimension to Singh’s legal woes. Singh, who was taken into custody by the ED on October 4 in connection […]

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a supplementary prosecution complaint on Saturday against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh in the ongoing money laundering case related to the Delhi excise policy. This development adds a new dimension to Singh’s legal woes.

Singh, who was taken into custody by the ED on October 4 in connection with the alleged irregularities in the excise policy, remains in judicial custody at Tihar Jail.

The Rouse Avenue Court’s Special Judge, MK Nagpal, has summoned a response from the ED by December 6 regarding Singh’s bail application. The court extended Singh’s judicial custody until December 4.

Special Public Prosecutor Naveen Kumar Matta, representing the ED, assured the court that the chargesheet (Supplementary Prosecution Complaint) will be submitted within the stipulated timeframe.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court dismissed Singh’s appeal contesting his arrest, highlighting his purported involvement in the decision to grant licenses to alcohol shops and merchants in 2020, allegedly causing financial losses and violating anti-corruption laws.

The case, centered on the Delhi government’s 2021–22 excise policy, revolves around allegations of favoritism and cartelization. The AAP has vehemently denied these accusations.

ED’s relentless investigation has included multiple searches at the residences and offices of Singh’s associates and beneficiaries of the policy. The agency considers Singh a significant conspirator in the case.

The inquiry stems from findings in the Delhi Chief Secretary’s report, which disclosed prima facie violations of various statutes, including the GNCTD Act 1991, Transaction of Business Rules (ToBR) 1993, Delhi Excise Act 2009, and Delhi Excise Rules 2010, leading to the subsequent CBI case registration.

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