Delhi excise policy case: ED files chargesheet against Sanjay Singh

The AAP MP was arested by ED in October

Sanjay Singh arrest

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday filed a chargesheet against AAP MP Sanjay Singh in connection with the Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case, officials said. 

The prosecution complaint has been filed before a local court under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). This is a supplementary chargesheet in this case as the agency had filed about five such complaints earlier.

Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was arrested in this case by the ED in October. The anti-money laundering agency had alleged that an accused businessman Dinesh Arora gave Rs 2 crore in cash at the Rajya Sabha MP's residence in two tranches. Singh has rebutted the claim.

The AAP MP was arrested by the ED in connection with its money laundering probe linked to the 2021-22 Delhi Excise policy case and was the second high-profile leader after Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister, to be held in this case.

AAP, which rules Delhi, has called the arrests and the case a "political witch-hunt". An investigation by the ED has revealed that Arora has given Rs 2 crore cash at Singh's house on two occasions--Rs 1 crore each time--the agency alleged in its remand application.

The period when the cash was allegedly given was between August 2021 and April 2022.

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