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‘Delhi suffered loss of Rs 2873 crore due to loopholes in excise policy’- ED tells court


ED On Delhi Liquor Policy: The new excise policy of the Delhi government has been withdrawn a few months back. The Delhi government has been under scrutiny for a long time regarding this policy. Now the ED has made new allegations against the Delhi government, due to which the difficulties of the ‘AAP’ government are expected to increase.

The ED told a Delhi court that due to the flaws in the excise policy implemented last year, there was a loss of 2873 crores. The agency made this claim during the remand application of businessman Amit Arora, arrested on Tuesday. The ED cited the alleged loss due to the surrendered license.

The agency said shops did not open in some wards, which were classified as non-conforming areas. The representatives of the Delhi government have not yet responded to these claims of the agency. However, the party has called the allegations false.

‘Nair is no ordinary activist’

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In its remand application related to Amit Arora, the agency said, “Vijay Nair is not an ordinary worker of AAP but a close aide of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal…Further, Nair has been living in a government bungalow allotted to a cabinet minister of the Delhi government since 2020.” Has been… Nair does not have any house in Delhi… The irony is that (municipal minister Kailash) Gehlot lives in another private residence in Najafgarh.”

The ED claimed that Nair, in a “conspiracy and collusion” with traders and co-accused Dinesh and Amit Arora, “forced some wholesalers to surrender their L-1 licenses and then sold the manufacturers to wholesalers of their choice”. Forced to choose and let profit margins dictate.” It is worth mentioning that this is the first time such allegations are being leveled and any investigating agency has presented the figure of alleged loss.

‘The suggestions of the expert committee were ignored’

The agency has also said that the policy went against the suggestion of an expert committee which had sent its recommendations to a Group of Ministers (GoM). Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain and Gehlot were included in this. Along with this, the opinion of the public was also not sought. However, it is necessary to mention here that the government is not bound by the recommendations of any expert committee.

Court sent Amit Arora to ED custody

A Delhi court on Wednesday sent businessman Amit Arora, director of Gurugram-based ‘Buddy Retail Pvt Ltd’, to ED custody for seven days in connection with a money laundering probe related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy case. The agency claimed that Arora was required to be interrogated to unearth the larger conspiracy.

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