Kejriwal extended the old excise policy for 6 more months: declared 5 dry days in 6 months
Kejriwal extended the old excise policy for 6 more months: declared 5 dry days in 6 months; Officers were asked to make a new policy
The Delhi government on Wednesday extended the old excise policy by 6 months. Along with this, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the officers to make a new policy. Whereas Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Buddha Purnima, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha have been declared dry days.
Earlier, after the allegations of scams on the Delhi government and the CBI investigation, the 2021-22 policy has been withdrawn in September. Explain that at present there are 570 liquor retail stores in Delhi and more than 950 hotels, restaurants and clubs that have licenses to serve liquor.
Former deputy CM Manish Sisodia is under ED remand for a week till March 17 in the liquor policy case. However, the agency had sought a 10-day remand of the former Delhi Deputy CM. The court is now going to hear Sisodia's bail plea on March 21 at 2 pm. Please inform that ED had arrested Sisodia in Tihar Jail itself in the money laundering case.
In this case, ED has also interrogated Kavitha, daughter of Telangana CM KCR. Kavita was summoned for March 9. He is accused of being involved in money laundering. Kavita has been summoned for re-interrogation on March 16, which she challenged in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 24. However, they have been refused interim relief.
The investigating agencies had claimed that excise contractors benefitted from the new liquor policy. Due to this, the profits of liquor traders increased manifold. At the same time, under the new policy, the price of liquor for the customer had increased.