During the hearing, Singh firmly denied any wrongdoing, stating, “I not plead guilty to your fanciful allegations”, through his counsel in response to the ED’s request.
Earlier in the day, Singh appeared at Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court for a hearing related to the case.The Enforcement Directorate informed the court that Singh was uncooperative during the investigation and requested an additional five days of custody.
The ED stated that their investigation had uncovered evidence suggesting that bribes were taken in exchange for granting liquor licenses. They mentioned having recorded the statement of a businessman but could not disclose its contents. Additionally, the businessmen who were questioned had not been directly confronted with the accused.
Sanjay Singh was arrested on October 4, following a day of questioning by ED officials at his Delhi residence. On October 5, the court had extended his remand until October 10, 2023, in connection with the Delhi excise policy case.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed support for Singh, asserting that the allegations related to the liquor scam were unfounded and fabricated. He claimed that despite multiple raids on party leaders, no evidence had been found linking them to the case.
‘Do not to talk to media’
The court directed Sanjay Singh not to talk to the media while being produced, saying it creates a security problem.
Special Judge MK Nagpal made the observations after Singh, before entering the courtroom, spoke to reporters.
The judge also directed media personnel not to ask him questions while he is being produced.
“It also creates security problem,” the judge said.
Talking to reporters, Singh claimed, “Honest people are with us while dishonest are with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Singh was arrested on October 4 by the ED in connection with its money laundering probe.
(With agency inputs)