Delhi excise protection case: Second arrest in 24 hours, ED nabs businessman Sameer Mahendru
Reported By: | Edited By: DNA Net Team |Supply: DNA Net Desk |Updated: Sep 28, 2022, 01: 37 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday morning arrested liquor businessman Sameer Mahendru in connection with its money laundering investigation into alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi excise protection.
Mahendru, the managing director of a firm called Indospirits, was taken into custody below the prison sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after he was accept thru a night-long questioning session.
The ED trip comes a day after the CBI arrested businessman Vijay Nair in this case in which Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is additionally an accused. Nair is AAP’s communications chief and additionally believed to be a detailed aide of Sisodia.
The CBI FIR has alleged that Arjun Pandey, an associate of Sisodia, had as soon as quiet about Rs 2-4 crore in cash from liquor businessman Sameer Mahendru on behalf of Nair, ancient CEO of Only Mighty Louder (OML), an entertainment and tournament administration firm.
“Supply extra printed that Arun Ramchandra Pillai aged to rob undue pecuniary serve from Sameer Mahendru of IndoSpirit for onward transmission to the accused public servants thru Nair,” it claimed.
The CBI in its FIR has alleged that “close pals” of Sisodia — Amit Arora, Director of Buddy Retail Pvt. Restricted basically based in Gurgaon, Dinesh Arora and Arjun Pandey — were “actively concerned about managing and diverting the undue pecuniary serve quiet from liquor licensees” for the accused public servants.
The CBI has invoked IPC piece connected to prison conspiracy and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act in its FIR filed in opposition to 15 entities.
Nair, a famed title in entertainment circuit, had began OML as a administration firm for Indie bands but gradually shifted focal point in opposition to comedy scenes with famous some famous standup artists, comedy collectives and live music reveals.
Nair’s management at OML came below controversy in conjunction with #MeToo allegation which was strongly denied by him.
It drew criticism of promoting a culture of sexism at Only Mighty Louder which was denied by the firm in an intensive rebuttal.