The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Amit Arora, director of Gurugram-based Buddy Retail, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Delhi Excise Policy case. This is the sixth arrest in this case by the ED.
According to reports, Arora was arrested last night under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He is expected to be produced before a local court, where the agency will seek his custody, PTI reported.
The ED had arrested liquor baron Sameer Mahandru on September 27 after questioning.
The ED’s case stems from a CBI FIR. So far, the financial probe agency has conducted 169 search operations in the case.
The CBI had earlier alleged that Amit Arora, Dinesh Arora and Arjun Pandey are “close associates” of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and were “actively involved in managing and diverting undue pecuniary advantage collected from liquor licensees” to the accused public servants. were involved”.
Delhi’s excise policy came under the scanner after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena recommended a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in the implementation of the scheme. The move followed a report submitted by Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on the matter.
In August, the LG had approved the suspension of 11 officials over “serious lapses” in the implementation of the Excise Policy 2021-22.
(With inputs from PTI)
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