Excise case: Delhi court sends bizman to CBI remand

One-liner: The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday sent Delhi-based businessman Amandeep Singh Dhal to CBI remand till April 21, 2023, in connection with the excise policy case.

Earlier arrested by ED: Dhal is a director of Brindco Sales and was earlier arrested by the ED in a money-laundering case pertaining to the excise scam.

CBI allowed to quiz: The same court had last week allowed the CBI to examine and quiz Dhall in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in connection with the excise policy scam.

Hearing on April 26: Dhall was lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with a money laundering case, which is tied to the excise case. He has moved a bail plea in the ED case and a hearing on the same has been scheduled for April 26.

Conspiracy: The CBI, through an application, stated, "Some fresh evidence has surfaced which requires further examination of Dhall to unearth the conspiracy hatched between the accused in relation to the excise case".

Money laundering: The executive director of Brindco Sales, Dhall was arrested on March 1, 2023, by the ED under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the excise case.

  • The CBI also informed the court that the agency, earlier, examined him in the case before his arrest by the ED

Facilitating kickbacks: According to the ED, Dhal allegedly conspired with other persons and is actively involved in the formulation of the liquor policy and facilitating kickbacks to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its recoupment by the South Group through various means.