New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday remanded AAP leader Sanjay Singh to judicial custody until October 27 in connection with a money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise scam.
Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on October 4. The ED alleges that Singh played a significant role in the creation and execution of a now-defunct Delhi liquor policy that favoured certain liquor manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in exchange for financial considerations.
Singh’s arrest was the third high-profile arrest in the case. AAP communications in-charge Vijay Nair was arrested in September 2022, and former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and AAP leader Manish Sisodia was arrested in February 2023. Both Nair and Sisodia are still behind bars.
The Delhi excise scam case has generated considerable attention and is likely to continue to unfold as it progresses.