New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth over Rs 52 crore of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Sisodia, his wife and some other accused arrested in a money laundering case related to Delhi’s excise policy.

A provisional order has been issued for attachment of other immovable properties (worth Rs 7.29 crore) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, including two properties of Sisodia and his wife Seema Sisodia, another accused Rajesh Joshi (Director of Chariot Productions ) land/flat of Rs. Media Pvt Ltd) and the land/flat of Gautam Malhotra.

The attachment also includes movable assets worth Rs 11.49 lakh of Sisodia, bank balance of Brindco Sales Pvt Ltd worth Rs 44.29 crore. Ltd. (amounting to Rs 16.45 crore) and others, the agency said in a statement.

The ED said the total attachment value is Rs 52.24 crore. Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia was arrested by the ED in March in this case and is currently in judicial custody.

ED and CBI allege that Delhi government’s 2021-22 excise policy for granting licenses to liquor traders allowed cartelisation and favored some dealers who allegedly paid bribes for it, alleging that AAP vehemently denied.

The policy was later scrapped and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi recommended a CBI probe, following which the ED registered a case under the PMLA.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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