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AAP MP Sanjay Singh’s ED custody extended till Oct 13, ET Retail

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Tuesday extended the custody of AAP leader Sanjay Singh till October 13 who was arrested in an alleged Delhi excise policy-related money laundering case.

Special Judge M K Nagpal passed the order on an application moved by the central probe agency.

The ED sought the extension of Sanjay Singh’s custodial interrogation by five days, accusing him of non-cooperation.

In the previous hearing, Sanjay Singh was sent to ED custody till October 10 by the court.

ED arrested Sanjay Singh on October 4 after a day-long questioning by its officials at his Delhi residence.

Earlier this May, Singh in a letter to Finance Secretary T V Somanathan said that the ED Director and Assistant Director deliberately linked his name to the alleged liquor scam without any basis, tarnishing his public image and defaming him.

Singh mentioned that his name was added on the basis of statements from Delhi-based businessman and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s close aide Dinesh Arora.

Singh also alleged that the officers misused their position tarnished his public image and demanded prosecution against them. He said he already sent a legal notice to the officers to issue an open and public apology.

According to ED sources, the name of the AAP leader appears four times in the ED charge sheet out of which one reference was wrong and typed inadvertently.

The arrest of AAP leader Singh has drawn criticism from the opposition.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the arrest of senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh “completely illegal” and claimed that more opposition leaders will be arrested in the run-up to the 2024 parliamentary elections.

(with agency inputs)

  • Published On Oct 10, 2023 at 06:31 PM IST

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