New Delhi, Jan 24, 2023: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached the assets worth Rs 72 crore in the Delhi liquor policy case. Properties of Vijay Nair, businessmen Sameer Mahendru, Dinesh Arora and Arun Pillai were attached by the agency.
These assets include movable and immovable properties, bank accounts, fixed deposits and vehicles.
Vijay Nair is Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) communications in-charge.
On January 6, the ED had filed its second chargesheet in the case. The central probe agency has named 12 accused in total, out of which five have been previously arrested.
The liquor scheme came under the scanner after L-G Vinai Kumar Saxena recommended a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the implementation of Delhi’s Excise Policy 2021-22.
The Delhi Excise Policy, implemented from November 17 last year, was scrapped by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in July this year following a CBI probe into its implementation. The ED is investigating the money trail in the alleged scam.
Courtesy: India Today