A CBI team today sought “clarification” from Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia with regard to alleged irregularities in Delhi Government's “talk to AK” scheme.
The probe agency team reached Sisodia’s residence at around 11:45 am and stayed at his place for around half an hour.
Meanwhile, the CBI issued a statement clarifying that it was not a raid as reported in some sections of the media. "As per media query, there is no raid or search at premises of Shri Manish Sisodia. The visit of CBI team is to seek clarification on certain issues relating to in an ongoing Enquiry," the statement said.
The preliminary enquiry was registered based on a complaint filed by the Vigilance Department of the Delhi government alleging that a a public relations company, Perfect Relations, was hired by the AAP Government to promote "Talk to AK" campaign and a proposal of Rs 1.5 crore was prepared for this purpose. It further alleged that despite objections from the Principal Secretary, the Government went ahead with the proposal and the consultant spent the money thereby creating a liability for the Government.
The CBI is probing these allegations and the alleged role of Sisodia and others in this matter.