Manish Sisodia changed 14 phones, and 4 SIM cards in a month in 2021: Report!
According to sources in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the agency will seek further custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was arrested in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy scam.
Sisodia will be produced before the special CBI court after the expiry of his five-day judicial custody. CBI sources claimed that Sisodia is still evasive and not talking. Sources said that in January they seized a computer from Sisodia's office. It was later learned that files and other data had been deleted from the computer. The CBI then sent the computer to the Forensic Science Laboratory to retrieve the deleted files. Now FSL has recovered the entire deleted file from the computer by giving a report to them.
Besides, Sisodia was also confronted with the statement of an IAS officer who had turned against him and recorded his statement under Section 164 of the CrPC.
A day after his arrest, Sisodia resigned from his post. Satyendar Jain, who is currently in jail and was Delhi's health minister, also resigned along with him.
The CBI has alleged in the remand paper that Sisodia had played an important role in the excise policy scam. "Sisodia had changed the report of the expert committee regarding excise policy to benefit some liquor barons. This was also done through accused Vijay Nair, who siphoned off Rs 100 crore from the South India-based liquor-controlled South Group. Businessmen and politicians will be benefited from the policy. Rs 100 crore was paid through the hawala channel, which we have traced."
The source said- "We have come to know that between September and October 2021, Sisodia changed about 14 cell phones and 4 SIM cards. The purpose of changing the cell phones was to destroy the evidence. Devendra Sharma, the secretary of Sisodia, provided all these mobile phones Had done." We have his statement in this regard."
CBI has already filed a charge sheet against seven people in this case and is ready to file a supplementary charge sheet in this case.