AAP MLA Naresh Balyan quizzed in recovery of illegal liquor case

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New Delhi, Feb 12: AAP MLA Naresh Balyan was on Thursday questioned by the Delhi Police Crime Branch in connection with the recovery of "illegal" liquor bottles from a warehouse near his house last month.

Balyan reached the Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri this afternoon along with his lawyer and was quizzed for over 45 minutes.

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"We questioned Balyan about the seizure of liquor bottles from a warehouse near his house," said a senior police official.

The official also said that he would be called again if there was a need to question him.

Balyan, AAP MLA from Uttam Nagar, has refuted the allegations saying that warehouse from where liquor bottles were recovered doesn't belong to him.

"I have nothing to do with this warehouse. I have clearly put my stand before the police today," Balyan said.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator had come under the police radar after Crime Branch found 497 cartons containing 8,352 bottles of liquor in his house in Uttam Nagar's Om Vihar area January 31, when model code of conduct was enforce for the Delhi Assembly elections.

The bottles had labels "for sale in Haryana". Police had registered a case against unidentified people and started a probe. Police said the liquor was brought to Delhi from Haryana's Bahadurgarh, and they had informed the Election Commission about the incident.

PTI

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