Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday thanked the CBI officials for not causing any inconvenience to his family during their raid at his residence on Friday in connection with alleged corruption in the implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy.
“CBI officers came to my residence yesterday. They also raided the education ministry’s office. All officers, in both places, were great people. They behaved with my family very nicely. They had to obey orders from high command, but I would like to thank them to have behaved so nicely,” Sisodia at a press conference.
Rejecting the allegation of irregularities in the Delhi excise policy, Sisodia said it was implemented with complete transparency.
“These people are not concerned about the scam. Their worry is Arvind Kejriwal, who is loved by masses and has emerged as a national option,” Sisodia said.
The Delhi education minister also alleged that the BJP wants to stop Kejriwal whose work on education and health is being talked about in the world, citing the example of The New York Times report which praised Delhi’s education system. CBI raids on over 30 locations
On Friday, the CBI raided the home of Sisodia and 30 other locations. While the AAP condemned the raids with Kejriwal claiming the agency has been “asked from above” to harass its leaders, the BJP asked the Delhi government to come out clean on its excise policy.
The 15-hour-long searches at Sisodia’s house, the residence of IAS officer and former excise commissioner Arava Gopi Krishna and 29 other places took place after the CBI registered an FIR for alleged corruption and bribery formulation and execution of the Delhi Excise Policy brought out last November.