The Congress on Thursday condemned the arrest of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) within the alleged liquor rip-off case in Delhi, saying that his arrest takes BJP’s vendetta politics to a different stage and the occasion stands in solidarity with Singh rejecting the usage of companies to settle politic scores.
In a publish on X, Congress General Secretary (Organisation) Ok.C. Venugopal mentioned, “AAP MP Sanjay Singh ji’s arrest by the ED takes the BJP’s vendetta politics to another level. We stand in complete solidarity with him and reject the use of law enforcement agencies to settle political scores.”
However, highlighting the arrest of Congress leaders in AAP-ruled Punjab, Venugopal additionally mentioned, “For this reason, we also oppose the arrests of All India Kisan Sabha Chairperson Sukhpal Khaira ji and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister O.P. Soni ji by the Punjab police.”
“Democratic principles of a fair trial and authorities acting within the boundaries of the Constitution are non-negotiable. We cannot become those we oppose, ” Venugopal added.
His remarks got here nearly 24 hours after the arrest of Singh by the ED in an alleged cash laundering case involving the now scrapped excise coverage case.
Singh was arrested from his residence on Wednesday following day-long searches.
The Punjab Police had arrested Khaira in a 2015 medication case on September 28 from his residence in Chandigarh, whereas Soni was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) in July for allegedly accumulating property disproportionately to his recognized sources of revenue between 2016 and 2022.