The Enforcement Directorate (ED) charged AAP MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday in connection with the money laundering case involving the Delhi excise policy. According to many of the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the prosecution has filed a case in a local court. This charge sheet is an addition to the five similar complaints the agency had previously filed.
As part of this case, the ED detained Sanjay Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in October. Businessman Dinesh Arora, one of the accused in the case, was allegedly accused by the ED of delivering ₹2 crore in cash in two instalments to the Rajya Sabha MP’s home. These accusations have been vehemently refuted by Sanjay Singh.
The Delhi Excise policy case pertaining to 2021-22 is associated with the ED’s money laundering probe, which is tied to the arrest of the AAP MP. After the arrest of ex deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, he is the second well-known figure to be arrested in this matter. Delhi’s ruling party, AAP has condemned the case and the arrests, calling it a “political witch-hunt.”
According to the ED’s initial inquiry, Dinesh Arora reportedly gave Singh’s home ₹2 crore in cash on two separate intervals, giving over ₹1 crore each time. According to the agency’s remand application, these transactions took place in August 2021 and April 2022.