Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday approached Supreme Court for bail in the liquor policy case. The court initially observed that the arrested AAP leader has remedies under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to approach the Delhi High Court for bail and seek the quashing of the FIR.
However, Abhishek Singhvi – Mr Sisodia’s lawyer cited the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Vinod Dua case as the reason why they approached the Supreme Court. After this, Chief Justice Chandrachud said they will hear the matter this evening itself.
The CBI on Sunday evening arrested Mr Sisodia in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021-22.
Here are the updates on Manish Sisodia case in Supreme Court:
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Hitting out at the AAP government over the now-scrapped excise policy, the BJP on Tuesday said it will raise awareness on the “conspiracy” that was hatched to “toy” with the future of youths in Delhi by allowing “proliferation” of liquor vends.
Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, the party’s national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said the “proponents of new politics” didn’t even refrain from taking steps that would have drowned Delhi youths in a state of inebriation.
He said the party has decided to raise awareness on the issue, as “for us, it is not just a issue of corruption”, but is also about the “future of youths in Delhi”.
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir today described the Delhi Excise Policy Scam as an “open-and-shut case” and alleged that the policy was made to exploit money to “fight elections with Khalistani help”.
The BJP MP said that the AAP leaders should get “what they deserve”.
“It was an open-and-shut case. They should get what they deserve. This is the 1st time in India that an Education Min will go to Tihar jail that too in liquor scam case. This policy was made to exploit money so they can fight elections with Khalistani’s help,” he said while speaking to ANI.
Aam Aadmi Paty (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh today questioned the arrest of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia following an eight-hour questioning by the CBI in the alleged liquor policy scam.
A special Delhi court on Monday sent Mr Sisodia to five-day CBI remand in the alleged scam.
Speaking to NDTV, Mr Singh asked why has there been no FIR against former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal who had approved the now-scrapped excise policy for 2021-22.
“CBI had no answer to the questions asked by our lawyers yesterday. Nothing was found even after raiding Manish Sisodia’s office. The excise policy first went to the Lieutenant Governor who was appointed by the BJP,” Mr Singh said.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today challenged his arrest by the CBI in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, after hearing Mr Sisodia’s lawyer Abhishek Singhvi, asked why they did not go to the high court instead before coming to the Supreme Court directly.
Mr Singhvi cited the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Vinod Dua case as the reason why Mr Sisodia has approached the Supreme Court. After this, Chief Justice Chandrachud said they will hear the matter at 3:50 pm.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear on Tuesday itself the bail plea of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is in CBI custody, in connection with the excise policy case.
The moment a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha assembled, senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Mr Sisodia, mentioned the bail plea for urgent hearing during the day itself.
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