Delhi Liquor Scam Case: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on AAP leader Sanjay Singh’s petition challenging the High Court order in the Delhi liquor scam case. The High Court had recently rejected Sanjay Singh’s petition challenging his remand and arrest in the case. He challenged the High Court order in the Supreme Court. In his petition, Sanjay Singh brought to the notice of the court that the ED has arrested him illegally.
What did the Supreme Court say
The bench comprises Justices Sanjeev Khanna and S.N.V. Bhatti issued the notice and sought response from the Center and ED on Singh’s plea challenging his arrest and remand by the investigating agency in a money-laundering case. Center and ED have to file their reply in this matter before December 11. While hearing the petition, the bench asked senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Singh, why he has not yet applied for regular bail petition.
Delhi High Court had rejected the petition
On November 3, Sanjay Singh moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order which had upheld his arrest and remand by the ED in the liquor policy scam. On October 20, the Delhi High Court had dismissed Singh’s plea in the money laundering case registered by the agency in the ongoing investigation into irregularities in the now-defunct liquor policy.
What allegations did ED make?
Meanwhile, the ED has alleged that Singh and his associates were involved in the Delhi government’s decision to grant licenses to liquor shops and traders in 2020. It said that violation of anti-corruption laws has caused huge loss to the government exchequer. Earlier this month, when Sanjay Singh was being brought to the court, he had indirectly made sensational remarks against the Centre. He said that there is a big conspiracy around Chief Minister Kejriwal and this plan is not limited to arresting Kejriwal.