Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested on Thursday on charges of money laundering related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy. Official sources gave this information.
He said the 51-year-old leader was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after a second round of questioning at Tihar Jail. The probe agency alleged that Sisodia was “evasive” in his reply and was “not cooperating with the probe”.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party expressed concern over the security of Manish Sisodia in Tihar Jail and alleged that he was being kept along with other criminals. However, the jail authorities have rejected the allegation. AAP’s national spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj alleged that Sisodia was denied access to the Vipassana cell in the jail.