Sisodia wrote a letter to CBI on Delhi Liquor Policy: Said- Former LG read the new policy twice, investigation should be done to change his decision

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written a letter to the CBI regarding the new excise policy of Delhi. Sisodia said in a press conference on Saturday that the new excise policy was first approved by former LG Anil Baijal, but later revoked the decision. It did a lot of damage. Why was this decision taken? I hope CBI will investigate this impartially.

Before Sisodia, Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena had written a letter to the Central Investigation Agency recommending a probe into the new liquor policy. Sisodia said the new policy was implemented in 2021, but some people in power stopped its execution to benefit a select few. I have written to CBI urging them to investigate how and why this happened.

Former LG read policy twice
Sisodia said that earlier the distribution of 849 shops in Delhi was not correct. In the new policy, there was a proposal to distribute shops equally throughout Delhi. Before approving the policy, the former LG had read the policy carefully. He suggested changes. Then we sent it with the amendment in June. He cleared it for the second time.

Also read – Liquor shops closed in Delhi from today: New excise policy expired; Government approves expansion, waiting for LG’s seal

Changed decision two days before the implementation of the new policy
Sisodia claimed that the former LG had not objected to the opening of shops in unauthorized areas earlier, but two days before the policy came into force, he changed his stand and made a condition that DDA and MCD to open liquor shops in unauthorized areas. Permission has to be taken. Sisodia alleged that the former LG changed his decision without discussing it with the cabinet, causing a loss of crores to the government and benefiting some bigwigs.

11 officers suspended including the then Excise Commissioner in Delhi
Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Saturday suspended 11 officials, including the then Excise Commissioner of Delhi, Aarav Gopi Krishna. Everyone has been accused of lapse in implementing the new excise policy.

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