CBI searches Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s office

The search and seizure operation was carried out in conjunction with a possible fraud using the excise policy that the AAP administration has now abandoned.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a search warrant at the office of the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, on Saturday. The search warrant was issued in connection with an alleged fraud involving the excise policy that the AAP administration has since abandoned.

Sisodia, whose home and office were searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in August of last year due to the suspected anomalies in the excise policy, turned to Twitter after the raid.


“The CBI has reached my office yet again today. They are welcome. They raided my home, office, searched lockers, even made inquiries at my village. Neither were they able to find anything then nor will they be able to now because I have done nothing wrong. I have worked honestly for the education of Delhi children” he tweeted.

Sisodia and 14 other people have been identified as suspects in an alleged fraud that is connected to the excise policy. As part of this policy, among other anomalies, banned businesses were permitted to sell booze. Sisodia is one of the suspects mentioned in this case.

The policy was axed last year.