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On Friday, the CBI raided the house of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 30 places of officers. The probe agency has claimed that Rs 1 crore was allegedly paid to the company of Sisodia’s close associate. Sisodia said he had not done anything wrong and was not intimidated by the CBI probe and its raids.
The CBI has also registered a case in connection with the Excise scam. CBI has named 17 including Manish Sisodia as accused. They are accused of defrauding the exchequer and giving benefits to contractors. The first name in the FIR is of Sisodia. Apart from Sisodia, the former commissioner, nine businessmen and two companies are also included in the FIR. As soon as the raids started at 8:32 am, Sisodia had tweeted – Welcome to CBI.
After the raid, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that after searching for several hours, the agency confiscated his computer and mobile phone and it has also seized some files. After several hours of raids, Sisodia told reporters that the CBI team arrived in the morning and searched the entire house. My family and I gave him full support. They confiscated my computer and mobile phone. They have also taken some files.
Sisodia alleged that the central government was misusing the agency to stop the Arvind Kejriwal government from “doing good work” in Delhi. He said that the CBI officers behaved well during the raids.
Kejriwal said that we will not be afraid, nor will we stop
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the raids were conducted against “independent India’s best education minister” Manish Sisodia under “orders from above” to harass us. Kejriwal said these steps are obstacles to his campaign to make India number one, but he will not stop because of them.
Manish Sisodia made several tweets after the arrival of CBI at the residence
CBI has come. He is welcome. We are extremely honest. Making the future of millions of children. It is very unfortunate that those who do good work in our country are harassed like this. That is why our country has not yet become number-1. We welcome CBI. Will give full cooperation in the investigation so that the truth can come out soon. Till now many cases have been filed against me but nothing has come out. Nothing will come out of it either. My work cannot be stopped for good education in the country. These people are troubled by the wonderful work of Delhi’s education and health. That is why the Health Minister and Education Minister of Delhi have been arrested so that the good work of education health can be stopped. There are false allegations against both of us. The truth will come out in court.
New Delhi turned into a cantonment
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s house turned into a Lutyens’ Delhi cantonment as the CBI raids began on Friday morning. Delhi Police feared that AAP workers and supporters may come to New Delhi and create ruckus on BJP leaders and office. In view of this, the Delhi Police had increased the security of all the Union Ministers, the BJP office at DDU Marg and the Delhi State BJP office at Pandit Pant Marg. New Delhi turned into a cantonment for the whole day on Friday. Due to CBI raid, Delhi Police felt that you workers and supporters can create ruckus and protest in New Delhi.
The police force took the supporters from the spot and took them into custody
On Friday, AAP supporters protested against the CBI raid on the residence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Excise Policy case. Supporters protested the raid by raising slogans against the Centre. As the demonstration escalated, the police took the supporters into custody. At the same time, the crowd ran and scattered from the spot. After the arrival of the CBI at the residence of the Deputy Chief Minister on Mathura Road, the crowd of supporters started gathering since morning. However, the police stopped the supporters by barricading both sides of the road outside the residence.
Police officers forbade the supporters to protest citing Section 144, but the protesters did not agree. The protesters reached near the barricading raising slogans. Meanwhile, the police used force to drive the protesters towards Bhagwandas Road. At the same time, the protesters, who were not ready to leave the protest site, were taken into custody.
There was silence throughout the day, there was a gathering of media
There was silence throughout the day at the residence of the Deputy Chief Minister. At the same time, there was a gathering of media on the road. In view of security, a large number of police forces were deployed on Mathura Road. At the same time, the police barricaded and closed the service road. In such a situation, no unknown person was allowed to leave the road. At the same time, the High Court was closed due to the holiday. In such a situation, there was less movement at Sisodia’s residence as compared to other days.