AAP to be made co-accused in excise policy case: ED informs Delhi high court | India News

NEW DELHI: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday informed the Delhi high court that it intends to designate the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a defendant in the money laundering case linked to the Delhi excise policy scam.
The revelation by ED was made as it opposed the bail plea of former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, a key accused in the investigation.
“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 said before Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma. The agency’s legal counsel underscored concerted efforts by implicated individuals to prolong the charge framing process behind the step.
In response, Sisodia’s legal representative contended that both the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continue to make arrests in connection with the money laundering and corruption case, indicating an extended trial period with no immediate resolution in sight.
(With agency inputs)

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