Latest News: Indian Opposition MP, Sanjay Singh, Arrested in Corruption Case
Sanjay Singh, Arrested in Corruption Case
India's financial crimes agency has arrested Sanjay Singh, an opposition member of parliament from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, on corruption charges. The arrest is related to alleged fraud concerning a now-canceled liquor sale policy in the state.
Sanjay Singh vehemently denies the accusations, describing his arrest as "arbitrary and illegal." He maintains that he has no involvement in money laundering, as claimed by the authorities.
This arrest is part of a series of interrogations of opposition party leaders by federal agents. Earlier, Delhi's deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, was also arrested in the same case in February. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has strongly refuted the allegations, blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling federal government, for what they term as "dirty politics."
Atishi, a prominent AAP leader and Delhi's Education Minister, stated that the authorities have not presented strong evidence against Sanjay Singh and Manish Sisodia. She criticized the investigation, which has been ongoing for over a year and has involved hundreds of officers, yet has failed to uncover any evidence of corruption.
The case first came to light in August last year when India's federal investigation agency, the CBI, accused the Delhi government of favoring certain liquor dealers who allegedly paid bribes through a new policy. The policy was subsequently canceled by the government.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which emerged from a major anti-corruption movement over a decade ago, has openly criticized this investigation as a political move by their opponents. Financial misconduct allegations are a sensitive issue for the AAP, as they strive to position themselves as a primary opposition force in India.
We will continue to follow developments in this case and provide further updates as they unfold.
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