Delhi Excise Policy Case : CBI Files First Chargesheet, Manish Sisodia Not Named ; Arvind Kejriwal Alleges Attempts Are Made To Frame Him

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asserted that attempts were made to frame his deputy Manish Sisodia in the “fake” excise policy scam after his name did not figure in the CBI’s first charge sheet, with the Aam Aadmi Party calling it “Satyamev Jayate” (truth alone triumphs).

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its first charge sheet against arrested businessmen Vijay Nair, Abhishek Boinpally and five more accused, keeping the probe open into the alleged role of others named in the FIR, including Sisodia.

Later in the day, the deputy chief minister demanded that Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena and Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar be sacked, alleging that he has been a “victim of their witch hunt”. The ruling AAP also asked the BJP to tender an apology to Delhiites and the countrymen for “blatantly lying about the issue” and called Saxena and Kumar the “masterminds” behind the “conspiracy” against the Delhi government.

“Manish’s name is not in the CBI charge sheet. The whole case is fake. Nothing was found in the raids. A total of 800 officers found nothing in the probe for four months. Manish offered hope of a good future to crores of poor children in the country through a revolution in education. I am sorry that a conspiracy was hatched to defame such a person by implicating him in a false case,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.

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