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Senior BJP leader conspired to put Kejriwal behind bars: Sanjay Singh

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NEW DELHI, April 5: AAP MP Sanjay Singh on Friday said the senior leadership of the BJP hatched a conspiracy to put Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal behind bars in the excise policy case.
Addressing a press conference two days after coming out of jail, Singh accused the BJP of pressurising Raghav Magunta, who is an accused-turned-approver in the Delhi excise policy case, into giving a false statement against Kejriwal.
The Delhi chief minister was arrested on March 21 in connection with the excise policy-linked money laundering case.Singh, who was also arrested in connection with the case, said action was taken against Raghav Magunta’s father – YSR Congress Party Lok Sabha MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy – on September 16, 2022.
“He was pressurised into giving a false statement against Kejriwal but when he refused, his son Raghav Reddy was arrested. After continuous questioning, Raghav Reddy changed his statement against Kejriwal and became a part of a larger conspiracy,” Singh alleged.
“A big conspiracy has taken place to put Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal behind bars. The BJP is responsible for the liquor scam and the senior leadership of the party is involved in this,” he charged.
BJP accuses Sanjay Singh of violating bail condition
The BJP on Friday accused Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh of violating his bail condition that he will not speak about the Delhi excise scam case in which he was arrested, and asserted that his action will have serious consequences.
BJP national spokesperson and senior advocate Gaurav Bhatia told a press conference that Singh’s lawyer had given an undertaking in the Supreme Court that he will not speak about the case but he has been referring to the matter in his interaction with the media and has been claiming that no scam has happened.
The AAP MP is also giving “clean chit” to other accused, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former deputy CM Manish Sisodia, the two party leaders who remain in jail, Bhatia said.
Singh has been making factually incorrect statements to mislead people, the BJP leader said.
Singh has alleged that witnesses were made to make statements against the AAP leaders under coercion, he said, noting that many of these statements have been made before a magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC. There can’t be any coercion in statements made before a magistrate, Bhatia added.
It is in the character of the AAP to violate constitutional provisions and commit contempt of courts, he alleged.(PTI)

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