Liquor Scam – The Policy was a huge scam.
Officials increased L1 commission to 12% and started taking it 6% which results worth 1000 cr in a year.
According to Parvesh Verma, BJP member of parliament-West Delhi, the scam’s links are connected to Telangana.
The report has been published in TimesOfIndia.
Let;s have a look on the Chronology Of Kejriwal – Sisodia Liquor Scam
At the peak of Second Wave, Manish Sisodia used Covid as an excuse and issued order to waive Rs 144.36 crore license fee of the liquor cartel without cabinet approval.
Manish Sisodia got the kejriwal led cabinet to take a decision authorizing him to make changes in the liquor policy. When the Lieutenant Governor Vinal Saxena flagged this, the Cabinet withdrew its earlier decision.
But Sisodia’s earlier decision benefiting the liquor mafia continued to be implemented.
8th July 2022
Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar complained to Lt Governor about Sisodia’s illegal orders which caused a huge loss to the government.
Whiskey and Wine sales increased by 60% and 87% respectively in Delhi but revenue fell by almost 80%
Delhi Chief Secretary submitted a detailed report to LG. It lagged violations of the Transaction Of Business Rules (ToBR) – 1993 and Delhi Excise act 2009 and Delhi Excise rules 2010.
The violations included deliberate and gross procedural lapses to provide post tender undue benefits to liquor licenses, through this policy.
14th July 2022
Kejriwal – Sisodia called an urgent cabinet meeting in an illegal manner without informing the LG. Cabinet tried to legalise Sisodia’s earlier illegal orders.
22 July 2022
LG ordered a CBI enquiry into Delhi Liquor Scam.
30 July 2022
Kejriwal announced withdrawal of his liquor policy due to fear of getting caught.
August 6th 2022
Vinal saxena approved the suspension and ordered disciplinary action against 11 excise officials including the then excise commissioner, an IAS officer, citing deliberate lapses, in implementing the policy.
The suspensions were ordered after the vigilance department submitted its enquiry report to the LG, which states that there were serious lapses on part of the officers concerned.
The CBI carried out searches at 31 locations across seven states and UTs in connection with the ongoing investigation into the policy including Sisodia’s residence and 3 other public servants.
CBI names 15 accused including Sisodia in Delhi excise scam case, says they extended ‘undue favours to licensees
- Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister
- Arva Gopi Krishna, the then Commissioner (Excise)
- Anand Tiwari, the then Deputy Commissioner (Excise)
- Pankaj Bhatnagar, Assistant Commissioner (Excise)
- Vijay Nair, former CEO, M/s Only Much Louder, an entertainment and event management company
- Manoj Rai, Ex-Employee of M/s. Pernod Ricard
- Amandeep Dhal, Director, M/s Brindco Sales Pvt. Ltd
- Sameer Mahendru, Managing Director, lndospirit Group
- Amit Arora, Director, M/s Buddy Retail Private Limited
- Buddy Retail Private Limited
- Dinesh Arora
- Mahadev Liqours
- Sunny Marwah, Authorised Signatory, M/s Mahadev Liquors
- Arun Ramchandra Pilla
- Arjun Pandey
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