Manish Sisodia’s “coward” jibe as Union allows CBI to prosecute him in snooping case

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given sanction to prosecute Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with the ‘Feedback Unit (FBU) snooping case’.

Sisodia hit back sharply at the latest development, saying that filing false cases against rivals is a sign of a “weak” and “coward” person.

It is alleged that a “Feedback Unit”, set up by the AAP government in 2015 under the Vigilance department, was used to spy on ministries, Opposition parties, entities and individuals.

“This snooping unit, with no legislative or judicial oversight, was allegedly being run and managed by the close aides and advisors of CM Arvind Kejriwal, who reported directly to him. The case also pertains to illegal/unaccounted expenditure in the name of Secret Service Fund allocated to the FBU,” a CBI source quoted by news agency ANI said.

He is already facing a CBI probe in the Delhi liquor policy case. The CBI had summoned Sisodia last Sunday for questioning in the liquor policy case, but he sought more time, saying that he also holds the finance portfolio and was preparing the Budget.