7 Mar 2023

Manish Sisodia Likely To Be Quizzed By ED In Money Laundering Case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will also interrogate Manish Sisodia in the money laundering case in Tihar Jail itself. Sisodia is in judicial custody in connection with Delhi liquor scam.  ED will seek permission from Rouse Avenue Court to record Sisodia's statement. ED officials can reach Tihar today in the afternoon.

ED also made a fresh arrest in money laundering case as it took into custody Hyderabad-based liquor businessman Arun Ramchandra Pillai. This is the 11th arrest in this case.

Pillai was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on Monday evening following a long session of interrogation. Arun is the head of the 'South Group' of liquor traders. He will be produced in a local court, where the ED will seek his custody.

Sisodia was sent to judicial custody till March 20 by Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Monday. He was arrested on February 26 last month. In the hearing held on Monday, Special CBI Judge MK Nagpal sent Sisodia to judicial custody for 14 days.

The CBI counsel had said that further remand of Sisodia is not being sought, but in the next 15 days, if needed, custody can be sought again.

Sisodia is an under trial accused, so he can wear clothes as per his convenience in jail. He was given some clothes from the jail itself for Monday night. However, on Tuesday, his family can come to meet him with clothes and personal items.

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