The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a case towards a senior official of the Enforcement Directorate and the chief of resort chain Claridges, in reference to the continued investigation within the Delhi liquor rip-off. The case names Pawan Khatri, Assistant Director of the ED, Vikramaditya Singh, the chief of Claridges Motels and Resorts, and Deepak Sangwan — an worker of Air India.
The ED is probing the Delhi liquor coverage cash laundering case involving former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others, by which Amandeep Singh Dhall can also be an accused. He was arrested by the company earlier this 12 months.
The ED has claimed Pawan Khatri, and Nitesh Kohar, a clerk within the ED, had allegedly acquired Rs 5 crore as bribe by means of conduits to assist Amandeep Singh Dhall.
In line with the grievance, Dhall and his father Birender Pal Singh knowledgeable ED officers that they’ve given Rs 5 crore to Praveen Vats, a Chartered Accountant, between December 2022 and January 2023 to “prepare assist” within the ED investigation within the case towards Dhall.
In its grievance to the CBI dated August 7, the ED mentioned Praveen Vats and Deepak Sangwan, the Air India worker, had taken Rs 5 crore from Dhall on the pretext of serving to him within the liquor coverage cash laundering case by means of Pawan Khatri.
“Vats said that of the quantity acquired from Dhall, 50 lakhs was given to Sangwan and Khatri as advance as demanded by them in mid-December,” the company alleged in its grievance.
As Dhall was arrested in March this 12 months, his father demanded a refund. On June 29, Rs 1 crore was returned to him within the presence of Khatri, as said by Vats.
In his assertion, Vikramaditya Singh has mentioned that Aman Dhall had approached him for assist and he had requested Vats to assist him. Vats had instructed him that “after deducting bills with ED officers and different bills, remaining quantity might be divided between them equally,” the ED’s grievance learn.
Following the grievance, the CBI registered a corruption case towards Khatri, Kohar, Sangwan, Vats, Vikramaditya Singh, Amandeep Singh Dhall and BP Singh for allegedly influencing ED’s investigation in Delhi liquor coverage case by means of bribes.