The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested liquor businessman Sameer Mahendru in connection with its money laundering investigation into alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy, official sources said.
Mahendru is the managing director of a company called Indospirits. It is reported that he was taken into custody under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after he was put through a night-long questioning session.
On Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia’s close aide Vijay Nair, an accused in the Delhi Excise Policy case. Nair, who was abroad for quite some time, was called for questioning at the agency office on Tuesday, they said.