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Delhi liquor scam: Bizman Vijay Nair sent to judicial custody till October 20

Businessman Vijay Nair has been remanded to judicial custody till October 20 in connection with the liquor policy scam.

Businessman Vijay Nair. (File photo)

The Delhi Rouse Avenue Court has remanded businessman and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Vijay Nair to judicial custody till October 20 in connection with the liquor policy scam. Nair was earlier sent to the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) custody till October 6.

When the CBI sought judicial custody of Vijay Nair, Nair’s counsel did not object. Hence, he was sent to 14-day judicial custody.

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Vijay Nair was arrested by the CBI on September 27 in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam in which Manish Sisodia is also an accused. Sources said that Nair was one of the key conspirators and was involved in the alleged irregularities in the allocation of liquor licenses. The CBI had sought a seven-day remand to interrogate Vijay Nair in the corruption case.

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Earlier, the CBI on August 21 issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) against eight private persons named as accused in the Delhi liquor policy scam case. This included businessman Vijay Nair who the probe agency said was missing during the raids it conducted on August 19.

WHO IS VIJAY NAIR

According to the CBI’s FIR in the case, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s associate Arjun Pandey had once collected cash of about Rs 2 to 4 crore from Sameer Mahendru, owner of Indo Spirits, on behalf of Vijay Nair. Nair allegedly gave the funds to the accused public servants in the case.

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