A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate jailed Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyendar Jain inside the prison in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam, ANI reported.
Under the new policy, which was implemented in Delhi on November 17, licences of 849 liquor shops were issued to private firms through open bidding.
However, on July 30, the Delhi government withdrew its new liquor policy after Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena recommended an inquiry into it by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The Enforcement Directorate had also launched its own probe to look into the financial aspects of the alleged scam.
The court, on Thursday, allowed Jain’s interrogation after the Enforcement Directorate sought three dates from the court to question him.
Jain was one of the signatories of the document deciding the finalisation and implementation of the policy, according to ANI. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 30 in a money laundering case and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.
The money laundering case is based on a first information report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in 2017. The agency has alleged that between February 2015 and May 2017, Jain acquired assets disproportionate to his income.
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