Sanjay Singh: AAP leader gets bail in corruption case

Sanjay Singh: AAP leader gets bail in corruption case
Rajya Sabha MP and Aam Aadmi Party Rajasthan In-charge Sanjay Singh address the media person during the press conference in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on 15 July 15 2020Getty Images

In a money-laundering event, India’s Supreme Court has appointed loan for an opposition MP and AAP head in Delhi.

Sanjay Singh was detained in October as part of an investigation into the state’s re-instated alcohol sales plans.

Mr Singh, who denies the problem complaints, had challenged his imprisonment in court.

The judge made the observation on Tuesday that India’s economic crimes agency had no recouped any of his money in violation of the law.

” Fact of the matter is that wealth has not been recovered”, it said and granted Mr Singh loan.

The court, however, dismissed a second plea by Mr Singh accusing the Enforcement Directorate ( ED ) of arresting him “illegally”.

Mr. Singh’s launch comes a day after Arvind Kejriwal, a partner of his and Delhi’s general secretary, was detained in the same incident.

Opposition parties criticized the decision as stifling them ahead of the upcoming common votes.

ED authorities say they are looking into allegations that a Delhi government legislation that ended the state monopoly in 2022 gave personal retailers undue advantages.

Numerous AAP officials have been accused of accepting bribes in exchange for granting certain businesses wine licenses. In February 2023, Delhi’s former assistant chief secretary Manish Sisodia was the second AAP head to be detained after Mr. Singh.

The Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) disputes any allegations of wrongdoing and claims that the allegations against its leaders are motivated by politics.

The AAP, which emerged from a significant action against problem more than ten years ago, is concerned about financial misconduct.

AAP leaders claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) is “targeting” their party.

The BJP has also been accused of using national investigative agencies to “regulate political scores,” a cost that other opposition parties in the country refute.

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