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    Pharma firm gave BJP Rs 25 cr in electoral bonds after director's arrest in excise policy case: AAP leader Bharadwaj

    The Hawk
    March22/ 2024
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    Senior AAP Leader Alleges Pharma Company Paid BJP Rs 25 Crore via Electoral Bonds Following Director's Arrest in Excise Policy Case; Claims Threat to CM Arvind Kejriwal's Life After ED Arrest.

    AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj

    New Delhi: Senior AAP leader and Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj on Friday claimed that a pharmacy firm paid Rs 25 crore to the BJP through electoral bonds after its director was arrested in the excise policy case.

    Addressing a press conference here, Bharadwaj also said that there was a threat to the life of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the excise policy-linked money laundering case on Thursday night.

    "It is being repeatedly said that there is threat to the life of Kejriwal who has been arrested without any evidence," Bharadwaj said.

    A Hyderabad-based Pharma company whose director was arrested by ED in the excise policy case paid Rs 25 crore in electoral bonds to the BJP in November 2022, he alleged.

    "So the money trail and proceeds of crime in this excise case are heading to the BJP," he said.

    The minister said there was no evidence of any money trail or proceeds of crimes against AAP and Kejriwal as was being charged.

    Bharadwaj said the manner in which Kejriwal was arrested is 'inhuman'. He added that the chief minister's family members, including elderly parents, were not being allowed to meet their relatives or AAP leaders since Thursday evening.