Delhi: The godown from where thousands of bottles of illicit liquor was seized by Election Commission last week belongs to AAP's Uttam Nagar candidate Naresh Balyan, as per reports on Tuesday.
He has been summoned by the police regarding the same.
Delhi Police Commissioner said, “There are indications that liquor found during raid of 31st Jan belonged to Balyan, that's why he has been summoned,” as per ANI.
Ravindra Yadav, Joint CP, Crime Branch, added, "Though the plot belonged to his cousin it was being used by Naresh Balyan himself."
On January 31, officials had seized 5,964 bottles of illicit liquor from a godown.
"A total of 5964 bottles (4473 litres) of Haryana-made liquor was seized from a godown by flying squad and police in a late night joint-operation," a senior EC official had said.
As per initial investigations, it was said then that the godown belonged to Balyan.
However, the poll officials had added then that they were yet to ascertain the ownership of the godown.
"Balyan has not been named in the FIR registered at Uttam Nagar Police Station and we are investigating if the godown was owned by him or not. Once our investigation is completed, we will then add name in the FIR," the official had said then.
With Agency inputs