Delhi excise policy case: CBI files second supplementary chargesheet against 5 accusedtext_fields
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a second supplementary chargesheet in connection with the Delhi Excise policy case in which former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also an accused.
According to sources, the second supplementary chargesheet was filed against five accused including director of Chariot Productions Media Pvt Ltd Rajesh Joshi and his employees Damodar Prasad Sharma and Prince Kumar.
The agency has also named the creative head of India Ahead News, Arvind Kumar Singh, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteer Chanpreet Singh Rayat.
They are all accused of diverting funds generated through the alleged scam for the Goa assembly election campaign of the AAP, the officials said.
Rayat and Arvind Kumar Singh were arrested by the CBI in May, while Joshi was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate and later granted bail by a special court.
“During further investigation, the alleged role of said accused was found in respect of transfer of ill-gotten money amounting to Rs.44.54 crore (approximate) to Goa through the Hawala channel,” a CBI spokesperson said.
The ED is probing the money laundering aspect of the case. AAP leader Sisodia and some others have already been charge sheeted by the agency.
The CBI has made Sisodia accused number one in its FIR. The CBI's FIR has been lodged under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 477-A (falsification of accounts) of the IPC.
It has been alleged that liquor businessmen were allegedly given an exemption of Rs 30 crore.
The licence holders were allegedly given extensions according to their own will. The policy rules were made by violating excise rules.
Sisodia is currently in judicial custody, and several of his bail pleas have been dismissed by the court.
With inputs from agencies