Delhi Liquor Case: Former Delhi Dy CM Sisodia's CBI custody ends
New Delhi, March 6: Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be produced in court on Monday afternoon amidst tight security. The senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader has been in the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) custody for a week now and following his arrest in the Delhi liquor policy case.
Manish Sisodia was arrested by CBI after eight hours of questioning, he was sent to CBI’s custody for five days. On Saturday he was produced in court when a special judge MK Nagpal granted the central agency his custody for two more days.
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The AAP has applied for Sisodia’s bail and according to court on Friday will take up the matter.
Manish Sisodia in his bail petition said he is continuously asked the question by CBI over and over again for eight hours; which then caused him mental harassment. Lawyers of Sisodia said that if he is kept in the custody will not serve any fruitful purpose, as the recoveries for the case has been done.
The court also asked CBI not to mentally torture him by asking the repeated questions, “If you have something new, ask him," judge Nagpal said.
The CBI later said that Manish Sisodia was uncooperative and evasive during the questioning. They further cited time lost in his medical examination and the Supreme Court hearing of his bail plea.
According to information, AAP leader had approached the apex court for the relief of his arrest. The SC however refused and asked him to approach the Delhi High Court. Sisodia faces allegation on corruption charges for the liquor policy which was discarded after Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena recommended a CBI probe.
- With inputs from agencies