After the arrest of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, CM, Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, claimed that most CBI officers were “against” the former’s arrest due to lack of evidence but were compelled to do so owing to the “pressure” on them by their “political masters.”
His claims comes a day after Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam case. Manish, who also handles the Finance portfolio, was arrested after 8 hours of questioning. In a tweet, Kejriwal stated that, “I am told that most CBI officers were against Manish’s arrest.”
“All of them have huge respect for him and there is no evidence against him. But the political pressure to arrest him was so high that they had to obey their political masters.”
Meanwhile, CBI on Sunday released a statement on Manish’ arrests, claiming that he was giving evasive replies and that he wasn’t cooperating in the ongoing investigation in liquor scam case.
“The Deputy CM was issued a notice under section 41A of CrPC for attending the investigation on February 19, 2023. However, he sought time of one week citing his preoccupation,” the CBI stated.