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No raids on Manish Sisodia's house, only preliminary enquiry, clarifies CBI

File photo of Manish Sisodia. Photograph: (Twitter)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 16, 2017, 10.26 AM (IST)

The CBI on Friday today visited premises of Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia over a preliminary enquiry against him related to alleged irregularities in the Aam Aadmi Party's "Talk to AK" campaign.

The investigating agency also clarified that no search or raid was conducted, since as per rules, no search or raid can be conducted under a preliminary enquiry.

The agency had registered the enquiry in January this year on the basis of a complaint filed by the Delhi government's vigilance department, alleging that the government hired a consultant for promoting a media campaign despite objections by the principal secretary.

The complainant had alleged that a consultant of a well-known public relations company was hired by the Delhi government to promote "Talk to AK" (Talk to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal) campaign and a proposal of Rs 1.5 crore was prepared for this purpose.

The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry to investigate the allegations and is probing the alleged role of Manish Sisodia and others. 


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