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MP's Son Arrested in Connection to Delhi Liquor Policy Scam

© Photo : Social MediaMagunta Raghava Reddy
Magunta Raghava Reddy - Sputnik India, 1920, 11.02.2023
The Delhi government introduced a new liquor policy in November 2021, suggesting the opening of 800 liquor shops. However, the plan was rolled back in July last year after the opposition alleged that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had violated the rules.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Magunta Raghava Reddy- son of parliamentarian Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy - late Friday night in connection with Delhi's liquor policy scam. Local media reports suggest that Raghava was questioned for about eight hours before being arrested. He was taken into custody under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
He is allegedly the ninth person arrested in the case.
Last year, the ED, India's federally-run anti-corruption watchdog, filed a case connected with alleged irregularities in the Delhi liquor policy after Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena ordered a probe.
The probe intends to explore alleged financial irregularities in the formulation and execution of the now rolled-back Delhi Excise Policy.
Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy is a four-time parliamentarian from Andhra Pradesh and senior politician of the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP).