Amid reports of a lookout circular being issued against Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 12 other people named in a First Information Report filed on liquor policy violations, the Aam Aadmi Party leader took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a fresh tweet.
The CBI sources, however, have denied the claim that a LOC was issued to 13 accused, including Mr Sisodia, restricting them from travelling abroad.
As the news of the lookout notice emerged, Mr Sisodia targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a fresh tweet, saying, “all your raids have failed, nothing was found. Now, you have issued a lookout notice against me. What is this gimmick Modi ji? I am right here in Delhi, please tell me where should I come.
The CBI had carried out searches at the residence of Manish Sisodia, who also handles the Excise Department, and 31 other locations across seven states on Friday over allegations of corruption in the liquor policy.
Mr Sisodia is number one on a list of 15 accused named in the CBI’s FIR. The offences listed in the 11-page document are corruption, criminal conspiracy and falsification of accounts.
On Saturday, Mr Sisodia alleged that the BJP-ruled central government and the Prime Minister were “misusing the central agencies against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) because its work in the education and health sector is being discussed globally.
He alleged that the CBI officials were instructed by the “high command” to raid his home.
Mr Sisodia said the centre wanted to stop Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the AAP chief, because they see him as the main challenger to PM Modi in the upcoming general election in 2024.