"Named Sanjay Singh in chargesheet by mistake," says ED
The legal notice, issued by Singh's lawyer, was addressed to ED director Mishra and Assistant Director Singh
On Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that the ED admitted its mistake a day after Singh sent an application to the Union finance secretary for sanction to prosecute ED director Sanjay Kumar Mishra and his assistant Jogender.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader had on April 22 sent a legal notice to the probe agency asking it to issue an apology, or else face civil and criminal proceedings for allegedly making false and derogatory claims against him in the Delhi excise policy case.
The legal notice, issued by Singh's lawyer, was addressed to ED director Mishra and Assistant Director Singh.
"Senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh has written a letter to the Union Finance Secretary, seeking sanction for prosecuting ED Director Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Assistant Director Jogender," the AAP said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The request has been made to prosecute the officers under Section 499 r/w Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, for making defamatory and untrue statements about Sanjay Singh," the party added.
ED sources said that the name of the AAP leader appears four times in the charge sheet out of which one reference is wrong and was typed inadvertently.
They said the agency has moved a petition in the court to rectify the anomaly in the prosecution complaint (charge sheet). Questioning the ED's intention, Delhi CM and AAP chief Kejriwal blamed PM, Modi, for playing 'dirty politics' against AAP. "It does not behoove Modi to defame the country's most honest and fastest growing party," he said.
With PTI inputs