The CBI sources, however, have denied the claim that a LOC was issued to 13 accused, including Manish Sisodia, restricting them from travelling abroad.
Mumbai: Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new tweet today, stating that although he is “roaming freely” in Delhi, a LOC was issued against him in connection with the current investigation into claims of corruption in the liquor policy.
Manish Sisodia tweeted, “All your raids have failed, nothing was found. Now, you have issued a lookout notice against me. What is this gimmick Modi ji? I am right here in Delhi, please tell me where should I come.”
आपकी सारी रेड फैल हो गयी, कुछ नहीं मिला, एक पैसे की हेरा फेरी नहीं मिली, अब आपने लुक आउट नोटिस जारी किया है कि मनीष सिसोदिया मिल नहीं रहा। ये क्या नौटंकी है मोदी जी?
मैं खुलेआम दिल्ली में घूम रहा हूँ, बताइए कहाँ आना है? आपको मैं मिल नहीं रहा?
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) August 21, 2022
But according to CBI sources, Mr. Sisodia was not the subject of a LOC issued by the investigating body barring him from leaving the country.
On Friday, the investigation agency conducted searches at Manish Sisodia’s home, who also oversees the Excise Department, and 31 other places spread across seven states due to suspicions of corruption in the liquor policy.
The CBI’s FIR on violations of the liquor regulation names Mr. Sisodia as the first of 15 accused. The 11-page document lists the following offences: corruption, criminal conspiracy, and account falsification.
Mr. Sisodia claimed on Saturday that the Prime Minister and the BJP-controlled government were “misusing the federal agencies against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) since its work in the education and health sectors is being discussed internationally.
He said that the “high leadership” had given the CBI agents the go-ahead to search his home.
Mr. Sisodia claimed that the centre sought to prevent Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the AAP and the chief minister of Delhi, from challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the impending general election in 2024.
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