Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, has urged people to participate in a puja with him on Holi while the ED interrogates the jailed deputy chief minister and former minister. Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, has declared that he will perform puja for the nation throughout Holi and has urged others to do the same as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, in Tihar jail in relation to the liquor policy case. In his criticism of Prime Minister Modi, he also charged that the latter had imprisoned those who had served their nation.
He stated, “After 75 years of Independence, someone changed the face of government schools so that poor kids could get the same education as rich kids and that person was Manish Sisodia, and in the same way another person changed the condition of government hospitals, gave people the model of mohalla clinics so that the poor can get treatment. And another person looted the hard-earned money of people. Pm Modi has put Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain in jail on false cases and embraced the one looting the country.” He added, “I am worried but not about Manish Sisodia or Satyendar Jain — they can die for the country, but I am worried about the country. In this country, the Prime Minister has put those working for the country in jail. I have decided to do puja the entire day on Holi and you should as well if you are worried about the country.”
Following the CBI, the former Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia is currently being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate inside the prison about the liquor policy matter. Arun Ramchandra Pillai, a liquor businessman in Hyderabad, was detained by the federal investigation agency as part of another arrest in this case, according to officials. To record Sisodia’s statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, ED representatives would arrive at the Tihar Prison around midday, according to news source PTI.
The CBI detained Sisodia last month, and he is now being held in judicial custody. After a protracted round of interrogation, Pillai was placed in detention under the criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on Monday night. In the midst of an intensifying political brawl, a CBI court ordered the senior Sisodia to 14 days of judicial detention until March 20 in the excise scam case on Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) stated that it did not require Sisodia’s custody at this time, therefore he will celebrate Holi behind bars. On March 10, his bail plea hearing is anticipated.
Sisodia, who now shares a cell with his former Cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain, was brought before special judge M K Nagpal after the seven-day judicially permitted interrogation period came to an end following his detention on February 26. Jain was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate in May of last year and has been detained at Tihar Prison ever since (ED).
During the hearing, the CBI also accused supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) of ‘politicising’ the matter. It had arrested Sisodia in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021-22. He was carried to prison per the court’s decision, according to a Tihar jail official, and after the proper procedures have been followed, he would be housed in cell number 1. The Congress sought to clarify its position on Sisodia’s arrest, claiming that the charges in the Delhi excise policy case are serious and must be looked into, as the AAP increased its criticism of the BJP and insisted that the CBI lacked justification for wanting to question Sisodia further.