Delhi liquor policy scam: CBI gives clean chit to ex-excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishan

New Delhi: Former Delhi Excise Commissioner Arava Gopi Krishan, who was named as an accused in the FIR lodged in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam, has been given a clean chit in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

It has come as a huge relief for Krishan, who was facing multiple charges in the matter. He was named an accused in the FIR, but now there will be no legal proceedings against him.

The CBI source said that during the entire probe they didn’t find any incriminating evidence against Krishan.

“There was nothing on record to suggest any kind of criminal misconduct committed by Krishan. He did not play any role in the incorporation of favourable provisions in the excise policy. He only followed the directions of GoM and former Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. No crime was made out by him,” the source said.

Also, the CBI is banking upon his statement recorded under section 164 CrPc before a magistrate in which he revealed shocking facts.

“He exposed the mala-fide intention of Sisodia in the matter of formulation and implementation of the Excise Policy 2021-22,” the source said.

The CBI has filed two charge sheets in the Delhi excise policy scam and now they are inching towards filling a second supplementary charge sheet.


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