AAP MP Sanjay Singh to file defamation case against ED

“It’s time to hold the ED accountable for their abuse of power and false accusations,” vows AAP’s Sanjay Singh.

New Delhi | Updated: 14 April, 2023 10:01 am IST
AAP MP Sanjay Singh has called citizens who suffered ED's alleged excesses to bring his case to him.

Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia will file a criminal defamation case against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials for falsely accusing him in their charge sheet, he announced on Thursday.

Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, claimed that the ED was targeting him after he raised his concerns over the agency’s actions in the parliament. He had given a speech on ED and CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) in the parliament on December 12, 2022, and his name appeared in ED’s charge sheet on January 6, 2023.

Singh announced that he will file a criminal defamation case against ED director SK Mishra, officer Bhanu Priya who signed the charge sheet, and investigating officer Joginder Singh.

He also alleged that he had sought an appointment with the ED 11 times to provide information on the Adani scam. However, he claimed that ED officials accepted his inputs after two months.

Singh presented evidence at a press conference which apparently cleared his name from the ED’s allegations. He highlighted the ED’s involvement in making false cases without any evidence and accused it of including his name in the charge sheet falsely.

The AAP leader also called for a fight for justice and truth against the ED’s corrupt practices. He invited all citizens who have been victimized by the agency’s false allegations to come forward and inform him.

“As the Privileges Committee of the Parliament has asked me to expose how the ED is fabricating false cases, I will bring your case and information before the Parliament of India’s Privileges Committee. It’s time to hold the ED accountable for their abuse of power and false accusations.”

Regarding the ED’s charge sheet filed against him on January 6, Singh presented evidence showing that Dinesh Arora, an accused in the alleged Delhi liquor scam, had told the ED that the transfer of a liquor shop of Amit Arora was done by Manish Sisodia on his directions.

He also presented Dinesh Arora’s statement, which ED recorded on October 1 last year, and clarified that his name was not mentioned in Dinesh Arora’s statement recorded by the ED.

Singh alleged that the ED created a false charge sheet against him simply because he was speaking out against “Modi-Adani corruption”.

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