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Sanjay Singh's plea challenging his remand and arrest dismissed by Delhi HC

The probing agency has alleged Singh played a key role in the formulation and implementation of the policy, which benefited certain liquor manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, for monetary considerations.

Nivedita Dash Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: October 20, 2023 17:01 IST
AAP leader Sanjay Singh
Image Source : PTI AAP leader Sanjay Singh

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed Sanjay Singh's plea challenging his remand and arrest, an appeal which was opposed by the Enforcement Directorate. The AAP leader asserted that a 'clear cut' case was made out against him. Singh, who was arrested by the ED on October 4, had moved the high court last week challenging his arrest and remand in the money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in the scrapped Delhi excise policy for 2021-22.

According to reports, the ED's money laundering case stems from the CBI FIR and was done while modifying the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

'Arrest illegal, malicious'

The AAP leader had earlier told the high court that his arrest was illegal, malicious and a "classic case of perversion of power", and he should therefore be released. Raju Thursday vehemently objected to Singh's contention that his arrest was malafide, saying it was a "bogey" and "when offence (of money laundering) is made out, malafide is irrelevant".

While the AAP leader cries foul over his arrest, the ED said Singh was an influential person who was capable of tampering with evidence. It claimed it has recovered the photograph of a document, which was in ED's possession, from Singh. After his arrest, the trial court had remanded Singh in the custody of the agency. On October 13, he was sent to judicial custody till October 27.

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