ED seized assets worth 52.24 crores of Manish Sisodia and others

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New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken major action against former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia. The ED on Friday seized over Rs 52 crore belonging to Sisodia, his wife, and others.

Assets worth Rs 52.24 crore of Amandeep Singh Dhall, Rajesh Joshi, Gautam Malhotra, and other accused have been provisionally attached.

The assets worth Rs 52.24 crore attached by the ED include two properties worth Rs 7 crore 29 lakh belonging to Manish Sisodia, his wife Seema Sisodia as well as land and flats of Rajesh Joshi and Gautam Malhotra. Whereas, cash and movable assets of Rs 44 crore are 29 lakh. Apart from this, Rs 11 lakh 49 thousand belongs to Manish Sisodia and Rs 16 crore 45 lacks to Brindco Sales Private Limited and others. Currently, Sisodia is lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the alleged scam in the Delhi Excise Policy.

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Sisodia was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26 for his alleged role in the scam and has been in custody since then. The ED then arrested him on March 9 and is currently in judicial custody. On July 3, Sisodia’s bail plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court, following which he approached the Supreme Court.

It is noteworthy that the Delhi government implemented the policy on 17 November 2021 but it was withdrawn at the end of September 2022 amid allegations of corruption.