Hyderabad: In the case of Delhi liquor scam, the Enforcement Directorate is conducting searches in 35 areas of Delhi and Punjab along with Hyderabad. Liquor companies, distributors and supply chain network in the respective states are being raided in many areas. It is reported that the officials formed in four teams in Hyderabad are conducting searches at Jubilee Hills, Kukatpally and two other places. While raiding the money laundering case, the CBI has already filed an FIR against many people in this case. Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and many officials from Delhi have been arrested last week, including liquor dealer Sameer Mahendra.
Delhi Lt. Governor VK Saxena ordered a CBI investigation after several businessmen related to the liquor syndicate alleged that thousands of crores of corruption had been committed by changing the procedures of Delhi’s liquor policy. In July this year, the Kejriwal government scrapped the liquor policy and introduced a new liquor policy. The Lieutenant Governor has suspended 11 excise officers involved in the case.