Raghav Chadha, Rajya Sabha MP of the Aam Aadmi Party, has been named in the Enforcement Directorate’s supplementary chargesheet in the Delhi liquor excise policy case.
However, Chadha stated that he has not been named as an accused or a suspect in any complaint filed by the central agency as he said “I have not been named as an accused or even a suspect in any of the complaints filed by ED.
“There are no allegations whatsoever against me in the said complaints. It appears that in the complaint my name is mentioned as an attendee to some meeting, though the basis of making such an allegation is not clear.”
According to the chargesheet filed by the ED, C Arvind, Manish Sisodia’s then-secretary, stated in his statement that Raghav Chadha was also present in a meeting held at Manish Sisodia’s residence.
The chargesheet reads that “In the meeting held at former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence, in which Raghav Chadha, ACS Finance of Punjab Govt, Excise Commissioner, Varun Roojam, FCT and officers from Punjab Excise and Vijay Nair was also present.”
The ED also claimed in its prosecution complaint that Hyderabad-based businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai, who is currently in judicial custody, made false statements during the investigation in violation of Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.