ED makes another arrest in Delhi excise policy scam

[**EDS: FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: In this file photo dated Oct. 12, 2022, Buddy Retail Pvt Limited Director Amit Arora with his son at the CBI office, in New Delhi. Amit Arora was on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its money laundering probe into alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy case. ( /PTI] New Delhi, Nov 30 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested businessman Amit Arora in connection with Delhi's excise policy scam. Last week, the economic intelligence agency had filed its first charge sheet in the matter. Arora, the accused number ninth in the ED and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)'s FIR, is the owner of buddy retail private limited. Running over 3,000 pages, the first charge sheet was filed against businessman Sameer Mahendru. There are allegations that Arun Ramchandra Pillai, a resident of Kokapet in Hyderabad, used to collect undue pecuniary advantage from Mahendru for onward transmission to accused public servant Vijay Nair. The ED filed its case on the basis of the FIR of the CBI. On Friday, the CBI filed its first charge sheet in the matter. It has charge sheeted Vijay Nair, Abhishek Boinpally, Sameer Mahendru, Arun Ramchandra Pillai, Mootha Gautham, and two public servants -- the then Deputy Commissioner of Excise Department Kuldeep Singh and the then Assistant Commissioner of Excise Department Narender Singh. /IANS


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