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Delhi Liquar Case: Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain resign from cabinet

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Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, both Delhi ministers, have resigned from their positions in the state cabinet. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister, has accepted their resignation.

This comes shortly after the Supreme Court denied a petition by arrested Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia challenging his arrest by the CBI in connection with an alleged case of corruption in the now-withdrawn Delhi liquor policy.

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The arrest of a top leader for alleged corruption sparked massive protests in India’s capital, Delhi, by members of the ruling party.

Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister, was arrested on Sunday by a federal agency for alleged violations of the city’s liquor policy.

The allegations are denied by him and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Mr Sisodia was detained for five days by a court on Monday.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Mr Sisodia was arrested in connection with the CBI’s investigation into Delhi’s liquor policy, which saw the opening of new alcohol shops, which were later closed after the Delhi government withdrew the scheme.


A top minister in India’s capital territory of New Delhi has been arrested by a federal investigating agency in connection with alleged irregularities in a liquor policy, the most high-profile arrest in the case so far.

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Manish Sisodia, the Delhi government’s deputy chief minister, was arrested late Sunday night by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after nearly eight hours of questioning. On Monday, he appeared in a local court.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to file an application with the high court, following his petition to the Supreme Court challenging his arrest in the excise policy case.



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