The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday arrested Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in a money laundering case related to the alleged irregularities in the Delhi’s now-scrapped liquor policy, said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The arrest comes days after the Central Bureau of Investigation had arrested Sisodia on February 26 in the same alleged scam.
The senior AAP leader is currently in judicial custody of the CBI and a Delhi court is scheduled to hear his bail plea on Friday.
“People are watching…”: Kejriwal
On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote in a tweet that the Enforcement Directorate arrested Sisodia a day before his bail hearing as the Union government agencies want to keep him in custody at any cost.
“They just have one motive – to keep Manish in custody. By cooking up false cases every day…The people are watching. They will give the response,” he said.
Sisodia’s arrest has triggered massive protests from AAP cadres and allegations from the Opposition parties that the Union government is misusing central agencies to target Opposition.