Excise Policy Case: Charges, Investigations, and Arrest
In November 2021, the AAP government enforced the excise policy case. On July 31, 2022, the Arvind Kejriwal government discarded it after the policy came under scanner.
On August 17, 2022, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case about alleged irregularities in the undertaking of the policy against 15 accused including Sisodia.
Two days later, the agency conducted an investigation at the premises of AAP leaders in Delhi.
On October 17, 2022 Manish Sisodia was suspected by the CBI for approximately eight hours.
On February 18, 2023, the CBI again summoned him days after filing a chargesheet in the case.
The AAP leader was eventually arrested on February 26 by the central agency.
In a connected development, the Supreme Court has rejected two separate bail petitions from AAP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
These cases have allegations of money laundering and corruption associated with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam, with an interim indication of a transfer amounting to Rs 338 crore in the case.