AAP leader Raghav Chadha on Saturday claimed that the BJP was putting up “false and fabricated” allegations against former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The remark came after the CBI registered a fresh corruption case against Manish Sisodia and others over alleged irregularities in the Delhi government’s ‘Feedback Unit’.
“In the guise of a feedback unit, a fake, false, and fabricated case has been put up against Manish Sisodia. The BJP claims that Sisodia had Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders tailed after 2015. I want to ask the BJP government, how come a half deputy chief minister of half a state can have the mightiest person in the country tailed, but the government and the central agencies were left unaware of it.”
“This raises a major question on the capability of the Indian government and the central agencies,” he remarked.
The CBI has filed a fresh FIR against Delhi’s jailed former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the alleged misuse of an official position and financial impropriety in the government’s Feedback Unit (FBU) which was also used for collecting “political intelligence”, news agency PTI reported officials as saying.
Already arrested by the CBI in the excise policy case and at present in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate, Sisodia was booked along with five others on Tuesday for alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, forgery, and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, as per PTI’s report.
Along with Sisodia, the agency has named 1992-batch IRS officer Sukesh Kumar Jain who was then secretary of vigilance, retired CISF DIG Rakesh Kumar Sinha who was working as special advisor to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and joint director in the Feedback Unit, the report mentioned.
It has also booked former joint deputy director of Intelligence Bureau Pradeep Kumar Punj, who was working as deputy director of the FBU, retired assistant commandant of CISF Satish Khetrapal who was working as feedback officer, and Gopal Mohan, advisor, anti-corruption, to Kejriwal, officials said.
Reacting to the development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “PM’s plan is to slap several false cases against Manish and keep him in custody for a long period. Sad for the country!” Delhi BJP working president Virendra Sachdeva said this is a serious issue and the agency should probe it from the angle of sedition.