New Delhi: In a major blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in connection with the investigation into the money laundering case. Officials said action has been taken regarding the Delhi Excise Policy (now abolished).
A top ED official told IANS that Sanjay Singh has been arrested under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), but did not share further details.
The arrest came after sleuths of the financial probe agency conducted searches at his residence in the North Avenue area on Wednesday morning.
Sanjay Singh is the second top AAP leader after former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to be arrested in the alleged liquor scam case.
Manish Sisodia was arrested by CBI in February and ED in March.
ED has filed four charge sheets in the case. Sanjay Singh’s name has also been mentioned in it.
The ED’s money laundering case is based on a CBI FIR registered in August last year on a complaint of alleged irregularities in the excise policy case.