Delhi excise policy case: CBI pleads for accused businessman to become witness

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) tribunal is currently hearing a case concerning the investigative agency which pleaded for businessman Dinesh Arora, accused of Delhi’s excise policy, to become a witness. The CBI has requested approver status for Arora in the Delhi excise policy scam case.

According to the news agency ANICBI Special Judge MK Nagpal, who is hearing the case today, said he was considering the request made before him by the CBI and would also issue an order for the proceedings to be held behind closed doors .

The CBI filed a plea in a Delhi court on Monday under Section 306 CrPC to make accused businessman Dinesh Arora a witness in the Delhi excise policy case. Notably, the CBI court had granted early bail to defendant Dinesh Arora after the CBI failed to object to the bail plea in the case a few days ago.

During Monday’s hearing, Dinesh Arora took an honesty oath to tell the truth and said he was prepared to voluntarily disclose his involvement in the alleged offences. “I have already cooperated with the investigation of the case by the CBI. I have also made certain statements before the OI in this regard,” Arora said.

The court noted that CBI, in its response against the early bail plea, stated that the applicant supported the investigation and disclosed certain facts that are vital to the investigation; therefore, the CBI has no objection if advance bail is granted to the applicant by this court.

The court further noted that, although from the content of the response filed by CBI, no immediate apprehension regarding the arrest of the petitioner, in this case, appears to be established, but still, bearing in mind bearing in mind the fact that the Applicant is one of the accused who is named in the FIR and further bearing in mind the fact that he allegedly made statements before the Investigator (IO) that are of a self-determined nature. – inculpatory.

It is ordered that in the event that the petitioner is to be arrested in this matter in the future, he be released on bail upon the furnishing of a personal surety in the amount of 1 lakh with a bond of similar amount to the satisfaction of the IO.

Arora’s early bail request was moved when Vijay Nair was arrested by the CBI and Sameer Mahendru was arrested by the ED.

CBI later arrested Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Boinpally amid an ongoing investigation into a case related to alleged irregularities in the development and implementation of excise policy from Delhi’s GNCTD.

On September 27, CBI arrested businessman Vijay Nair, former CEO of event management company Only Much Louder, during an investigation into the Delhi excise policy scam. against eight private individuals named as defendants in the case.

Among the officials charged are Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, then Excise Commissioner Arva Gopi Krishna, Deputy Commissioner Anand Tiwari and Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Bhatnagar.

The others are Manoj Rai, a former employee of Pernod Ricard; Amandeep Dhal, director of Brindco Sales; Sameer Mahendru, Managing Director of Indospirit Group; Buddy Retail and its director Amit Arora, Dinesh Arora, Mahadev Liquors, its authorized signatory Sunny Marwah and Arjun Pandey.

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