Assets Worth Rs 52.24 Crore Attached by Enforcement Directorate in Delhi Liquor Scam Case

In a significant development, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has provisionally attached assets valued at Rs 52.24 crore belonging to individuals involved in the Delhi Liquor Scam case. The attached assets include both immovable and movable properties, as confirmed by an ED statement.

According to the ED statement, the provisional attachment consists of immovable properties worth Rs 7.29 crore, which includes two properties owned by Manish Sisodia and Seema Sisodia, as well as the land/flat of Rajesh Joshi/Chariot Productions Media Pvt Ltd. and Gautam Malhotra’s land/flat. Additionally, movable assets worth Rs 44.29 crore have been seized, including bank balances of Manish Sisodia (Rs 11.49 lakhs), Brindco Sales Pvt. Ltd. (Rs 16.45 crore), and others. This marks the second Provisional Attachment Order issued in this particular case, with the first order amounting to immovable and movable properties worth Rs 76.54 crore belonging to Vijay Nair, Sameer Mahandru, Amit Arora, Arun Pillai, and others.

The total attachment in the case has now reached Rs 128.78 crore, and the estimated proceeds of crime associated with this case amount to at least Rs 1934 crore, as per the statement. So far, the ED has made 12 arrests in connection with the case and has filed five prosecution complaints. The investigation is still ongoing.

It is worth noting that former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in the liquor policy case on March 9, following an extensive interrogation at Tihar Jail. This arrest was part of the CBI’s investigation into alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the excise policy of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD).

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