“The two handsets which were used prior to 22.07.22 have been admittedly destroyed by accused Manish Sisodia as confirmed by him in his response to Notice under section 91 CrPC”, the agency stated. Manish Sisodia, the former deputy chief minister of Delhi, has been named as a defendant in the CBI’s chargesheet for the excise policy fraud case. News agency ANI stated that Manish Sisodia admitted to discarding two cellphones that he had used prior to July 2022 in the chargesheet that the agency had presented.
The additional charge sheet that the CBI filed against AAP leader and former deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia and other defendants was recognised by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Saturday. Manish Sisodia, Arjun Pandey, Butchi Babu, and Amandeep Dhal received summonses from the court for June 2, according to ANI. “The two handsets which were used prior to 22.07.22 have been admittedly destroyed by accused Manish Sisodia as confirmed by him in his response to Notice under section 91 CrPC”, the agency claimed, ANI reported.
According to the agency, its investigation revealed that Sisodia utilised three different mobile devices between January 1 and August 19, 2022. Throughout the inquiry, the last mobile device he used was seized. The Excise policy, according to the CBI, was created and carried out with the goal of encouraging the formation of cartels and monopolies in Delhi’s liquor business. Manish Sisodia, Arjun Pandey, Butchi Babu, and Amandeep Dhal’s supplementary accusation was acknowledged by Special Judge M K Nagpal.
The court on May 19 adjourned the order on the recognition of the new counts included in the supplementary charge sheet. For the alleged scandal involving Delhi’s liquor policy, a new indictment was filed on April 25. In the CBI investigation involving the Delhi excise policy, the Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi had already prolonged former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s judicial detention until June 2. Both the CBI and the ED detained Manish Sisodia as part of an ongoing investigation into possible corruption in the formulation and implementation of the excise policy for the National Capital Territory of the Delhi Government.