No Intention To Shift AAP MP From ED Lockup”: Probe Agency Tells Delhi Court


The Enforcement Directorate has recently told Delhi court that it has no intention to shift Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh, arrested in connection with alleged irregularities in the implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy, out of the probe agency’s lockup.
The submission was made in response to Singh’s allegation that false grounds were created to shift him to a police lockup without CCTV to torture him.
However, the central probe agency submitted before Special judge Vikas Dhull that it proposed to shift Singh to the lockup of Tughlak Road police station due to the pest control work in the ED office lockup, but it was no longer needed as the process has been completed.
The judge, after noting the submission of ED, disposed Singh’s application as “infructuous”. The court stated, “In light of submissions made by Special Counsel for ED, the application filed by applicant/ accused has become infructuous and stands disposed of accordingly.”
Moreover, the application alleged that ED officials tried to shift him from the premises of ED to Tughlak Road police station on purported grounds where he could be tortured. Singh through his lawyers raised the issue of his safety and security.
Previously on Wednesday, the AAP leader was arrested by the ED in connection with its money laundering probe linked to the 2021-22 Delhi excise policy case and was the 2nd high-profile leader after Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister, to be held in this case, in a big jolt to Delhi’s ruling party.
A Delhi court on Thursday sent Singh to 5-day custody of the ED even as the anti-money laundering agency alleged that an accused businessman Dinesh Arora gave Rs 2 crore cash at the Rajya Sabha MP’s residence in two tranches. Singh has strongly rebutted the claim.