A Delhi court has allowed AAP MP Sanjay Singh, arrested in a money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise scam, to sign forms and documents for his Rajya Sabha renomination.
Special Judge M K Nagpal passed the order on an application filed by the politician, who submitted that his present term as a member of the Rajya Sabha is expiring on January 27 and the Returning Officer issued a notice on January 2 for the conduct of the election and nominations for the same are to be submitted by January 9.
The application sought a direction to the Tihar Jail Superintendent to allow Singh to sign the documents.
”It is being directed that if the documents are presented by counsel for accused before jail authorities on January 6, 2024, the jail superintendent shall ensure that the signatures of the accused are permitted to be taken on said documents and he is also permitted to meet his Counsel for half-an-hour to discuss the modalities in connection with filing of the said nomination,” the judge said in an order passed on Thursday.
The anti-money laundering agency had arrested Singh on October 4. The ED has alleged that Singh played a key role in the formulation and implementation of the now-scraped excise policy, which benefited certain liquor manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers for monetary considerations.
Singh has strongly rebutted the claim.