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Sanjay Singh’s arrest not unwarranted or unreasonable, says Delhi court



Sanjay Singh’s arrest not unwarranted or unreasonable, says Delhi court

The arrest of AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in the Delhi liquor policy case was not unwarranted or unreasonable, said Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday. Sanjay Singh was arrested on Wednesday by the Enforcement Directorate after he was questioned for over 10 hours and was sent to the central agency’s custody till October 10.

The Delhi court said the AAP MP's arrest was not unwarranted as the ED accused Sanjay Singh of being directly related to the receipt of the proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 2 crore in the Delhi liquor policy case. According to the probe agency, Sanjay Singh received the money from accused-turned-approver Dinesh Arora.

The court also observed that Dinesh Arora corroborated Sanjay Singh’s involvement in the alleged scam and that there was nothing on record to show that Arora’s statements were “tainted”.

The court observed that the sustained and custodial interrogation of Sanjay Singh “appears to be necessary” to trace the complete trail of the amount he received and also other activities relating to it.

Further, the court said the “veracity” of the statements by Dinesh Arora and others against Sanjay Singh will be tested during the course of the trial only, and added, “But for the purposes of investigation, such statements have to be believed and taken into consideration.”

Before his arrest on Wednesday, Singh released a video message to his party workers saying he was “ready to die but won’t fear”. “I have been constantly speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gautam Adani and their corruption. I have even registered several complaints against Adani’s corruption to the ED. No action was taken against it. But today, ED suddenly raided my house. They found nothing, despite that, they are arresting me,” he added in the video.

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