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Vijay Nair formerly reported to Atishi Bharadwaj, reveals CM Kejriwal to ED

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed an application seeking judicial custody for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case. According to the ED, Kejriwal claimed that one of the accused, Vijay Nair, reported to AAP leaders Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj, not to him.

Former AAP communications incharge, Vijay Nair, along with members of the South Group were arrested in the excise policy case. The ED’s judicial custody application stated that Kejriwal gave evasive replies during interrogation and concealed information.

The ED questioned Kejriwal about Nair’s interaction and reporting, to which he claimed that Nair reported to other AAP leaders, not him. However, Nair’s statements revealed that he worked closely with Kejriwal, staying in a Cabinet Minister’s bungalow and working from the CM’s Camp Office.

Kejriwal failed to explain why someone reporting to other AAP leaders would work from his Camp Office, meant for the CM’s work. The ED also mentioned Kejriwal’s lack of cooperation in revealing passwords of his digital devices, hindering evidence collection during the investigation.

According to the ED, Kejriwal was shown evidence of Nair’s involvement in multiple meetings with liquor business associates. The agency highlighted Kejriwal’s ignorance of these individuals, despite Nair’s close association with him and his role as Head of Media and Communications for AAP.


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