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Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, was referred to as a "conspirator" by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a news release about the Delhi liquor policy case.

The ED has stated that during the crafting of the now-scrapped liquor policy case, K Kavitha, the leader of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), allegedly plotted with Mr. Kejriwal and AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh.

A policy that would benefit a liquor lobby from southern India—dubbed the "South Lobby" by the ED—was the subject of the alleged conspiracy.

The ED said that in exchange, the "South Lobby" will provide the AAP ₹ 100 crore.

Several witnesses' and defendants' statements had mentioned Mr. Kejriwal. This has been noted by the ED in both the chargesheets and the remand notice.

According to the investigation agency, one of the suspects in the liquor policy case, Vijay Nair, would frequently visit and spend the most of his time in Mr. Kejriwal's office.

It is said that Mr. Nair informed liquor vendors that he spoke with Mr. Kejriwal about the idea. According to the investigators, it was Mr. Nair who persuaded Sameer Mahendru, the owner of Indospirit, to meet with Mr. Kejriwal.

After the meeting proved fruitless, he set up a video conference between Mr. Mahendru and Mr. Kejriwal, during which the latter declared Mr. Nair to be his "child" whom he trusted.

First accused in the "South Lobby" and now a witness, Raghav Magunta stated that his father, an MP for the YSR Congress Party, had met with Mr. Kejriwal to inquire further about the liquor policy.

In a statement released in December 2022, Mr. Sisodia's former secretary C Arvind claimed to have received a draft group of ministers report from Mr. Sisodia in March of the previous year.

After Mr. Sisodia called, Mr. Arvind claimed to have seen Satyendar Jain and the document when he went to Mr. Kejriwal's home. He claimed he was taken aback as no group of ministers (GoM) meeting had addressed the suggestion, but he asserted that he was requested to prepare a GoM report using this material.