NEW DELHI, Oct. 5, 2023 (TBINN)

Aam Admi Party today accused the Centre of trying to silence its M.P. Sanjay Singh by arresting him and challenged the Bhartiya Janta Party-led Union Government to make public any evidence they have against him.

Sanjay Singh was arrested yesterday by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its money laundering probe linked to the 2021-22 Delhi Excise Policy Case.

Addressing a press conference here, senior A.A.P. leader Atishi claimed that over 500 officers of E.D. and C.B.I. conducted raids at various places linked to A.A.P. leaders in the last 15 months but haven’t found a single evidence against them.They raided Manish Sisodia’s residence, offices and several other places but they couldn’t find evidence of corruption of even a single penny. Now, Sanjay Singh has been targeted, she said. The E.D. officers raided every inch of Sanjay Singh’s residence but couldn’t find anything. They arrested him because he constantly raised issues of Centre’s corruption, she added.

Atishi further said that if there is any evidence against their leader, the Centre should make it public.

I want to challenge the B.J.P. that if they found any evidence against Sanjay Singh, they should make it public or they should quit politics. They can send their officers anywhere where Sanjay Singh visited and I can vouch that they will not find anything against him, she claimed. She further charged that the Centre is trying to silence Sanjay Singh by arresting him. We all know that whenever someone raises their voice against the government, there will be attempts to silence them. Since they couldn’t silence him, they arrested him. The B.J.P. should know that A.A.P. is not going to get scared of their arrest threats, she declared.

The arrest of 51-year-old Sanjay Singh, who became the second high profile leader of the Aam Aadmi Party to be nabbed in the case relating to the now scrapped excise policy after former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, has sparked a political slugfest between Arvind Kejriwal-led party and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Delhi’s minister Satyendar Jain was also arrested by the E.D. on May 30, 2022 in a separate money laundering case.

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