AAP to be named co-accused in excise policy scam: ED tells Delhi HC

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New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday argued before the Delhi High Court that it intends to make the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) an accused in the money laundering case stemming from the Delhi excise policy scam.

This submission came after the ED opposed the bail plea of former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in the same money laundering case.

"AAP is going to be made a co-accused in the next prosecution complaint (charge sheet) to be filed in the case," ED's counsel contended before Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma, who is hearing arguments on Sisodia's bail plea.

The probe agency's lawyer further said there are concerted efforts by accused persons to delay the process of framing charges in the case. While seeking bail for him, Sisodia's counsel submitted that the ED and the CBI are still arresting people in the money laundering and corruption case and there is no question of early conclusion of the trial. Further arguments on the bail plea are going on.
(With PTI inputs)

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