LG seeks report from Delhi Chief Secretary on alleged irregularities in liquor license allocation


PTI

New Delhi, July 25

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has sought a report from the Chief Secretary on allegations of factionalism, promoting monopolies and favoring blacklisting of companies in granting liquor licences. Sources gave this information on Monday.

The report has been sought within 15 days after the complaint by a reputed organization of jurists, lawyers and prominent citizens, he said, refusing to divulge the name of the organisation.

“The Lt Governor has sent a complaint by a reputed organization of jurists, lawyers and eminent citizens establishing serious irregularities in grant of liquor licenses to the Chief Secretary for FIR investigation and investigation, and asked him to submit a report. Chief Minister within a fortnight,” said a source.

“The complaint which alleges cartelisation, facilitating monopolies and favoring blacklisted firms brings to the fore that this was done in deliberate and pre-planned violation of the New Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22. On the basis of the LG report, appropriate action will be taken as per law.

The LG had last week recommended a CBI probe into alleged irregularities related to the Excise Policy 2021-22 of the Kejriwal government.