ED conducts searches at four locations, including PA home of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in excise policy case
delhi Live Updates: The The Directorate of Execution carried out searches on Saturday at four places, including the home of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s Personal Assistant (PA) as part of a money laundering probe he had launched into the government’s money laundering policy. ‘alcohol. Sources at ED said no arrests have been made so far.
Last month, Sisodia was questioned by the CBI about alleged irregularities in the policy. The deputy CM then claimed that he had been pressured “on the side” to leave the AAP, and that he had been lured by an offer to become chief minister. The CBI later refuted Sisodia’s claims and said his questioning “was conducted in a professional and lawful manner”.
A thick layer of haze blanketed Delhi’s skies on Saturday morning as the nation’s capital reeled from “severe” air quality with an air quality index (AQI) currently at 431. As the nation’s capital grapples with another year of intense pollution that has sent the Air Quality Index (AQI) plummeting, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday that schools for primary grades would be closed from Saturday, while for secondary and upper secondary classes, outdoor activities and periods of physical education would be suspended. Apart from this, the government has announced work from home for 50% of government employees and staggered hours for its departments.