Talk to AK programme probe: CBI records Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's statement
The CBI today visited premises of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and recorded his statement regarding a preliminary enquiry against him related to alleged irregularities in the AAP's 'Talk to AK' campaign. The programme was an interactive session for the public to speak to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The agency had registered the PE in January this year on the basis of a complaint filed by the Vigilance Department of the Delhi government. The CBI sources told news agency PTI that no search or raid was conducted at the premises of Sisodia. According to rules, no search or raid can be conducted under a PE.
It is alleged in the complaint 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. It is 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.
"A team of officers have gone to Sisodia's residence to record his statement in a preliminary enquiry registered in the Talk to AK programme scam," a CBI official told news agency IANS.
( With Agency inputs)