AAP MP Sanjay Singh Charged in Delhi Excise Policy Money Laundering Case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has lodged a significant development in the ongoing Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case by filing a 60-page chargesheet against AAP MP Sanjay Singh. This supplementary chargesheet, consisting of various sections under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), marks the agency’s sixth submission concerning the case. The chargesheet comes after earlier complaints and allegations regarding the case.
Sanjay Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP representing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was previously arrested by the ED in October on allegations about this case. The agency claimed that businessman Dinesh Arora delivered a total of ₹2 crore in cash to Singh’s residence across two separate transactions. Singh, however, has vehemently denied these allegations.
The investigation conducted by the anti-money laundering agency disclosed that Arora purportedly handed over ₹2 crore in cash to Singh’s house on two occasions, reportedly ₹1 crore each time, from August 2021 to April 2022. This development follows the arrest of Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister, making Singh the second high-profile AAP leader implicated in this case.
The AAP, governing Delhi, has labeled these arrests and the entire case as a “political witch-hunt,” asserting their stance against the accusations. As the case progresses, the ED’s latest chargesheet marks another chapter in the ongoing legal proceedings regarding the alleged money laundering activities associated with the Delhi Excise policy.
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