New Delhi: The court has extended the CBI custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has been arrested in the liquor policy corruption case, till Monday 6th.
Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is accused of involvement in Delhi’s new liquor policy scam, was arrested by the CBI on Sunday, February 26. He was produced in the CBI court on Monday. At that time, the court had granted permission to remand Manish Sisodia for 5 days till March 4 as requested by the CBI.
In this case, he was again produced in the court on Saturday. A request was made by the CBI to extend the detention for three more days. The court refused to accept it and extended Sisodia’s remand for two days till next Monday. In this case, Manish Sisodia, accused in the liquor policy case, filed a bail petition. In his petition, he had stated that since all the necessary matters in the case have been investigated, there is no point in extending Ennui’s custody.
Earlier, the AAP government had implemented the new liquor policy on November 17, 2021. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar reported to Delhi Lt Governor Saxena that there have been irregularities in various issues including the granting of licenses to liquor shops under the new liquor policy. Accordingly, the Lt. Governor recommended a CBI investigation.
On July 19 last year, CBI raided various places including Delhi and registered cases against 36 people including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Manish Sisodia was interrogated several times in connection with this scam. Following this, he was arrested on February 26 at the CBI office in Delhi.
Meanwhile, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court by Manish Sisodia challenging the arrest and seeking bail. A bench of Chief Justice Chandrachud and Justice Narasimha heard the petition. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for Sisodia. Then it would be a wrong precedent to petition the Supreme Court directly. Therefore, this petition is dismissed. The judges ordered that the petitioner may approach the High Court.
After Manish Sisodia’s 5-day custody was completed and he was produced again in the court today, Delhi Police, Task Force Police and Central Reserve Police were kept outside the Delhi CBI office for security.