Sisodia kept in separate cell with inmates maintaining good conduct: Tihar jail refutes AAP's allegations
New Delhi, March 8: Tihar jail officials on Wednesday refuted the allegations made by Aam Aadmi Party that Manish Sisodia has been lodged with dreaded criminals and murderers. The jail authorities stated that the former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister has been assigned a separate ward for his security where the inmates are not gangsters and have maintained "good conduct".
The "aspersions" on Sisodia's lodgings were dismissed as "unfounded" by officials. AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed earlier today that Sisodia is being held in Tihar Jail No. 1, which he claims houses some of the most feared criminals and murderers. Bharadwaj claimed that the BJP was plotting to kill his party's leaders.
In response to the allegations, prison officials stated, "Manish Sisodia has been assigned to a separate ward for his safety. The ward of CJ-1, where he is housed, has a small number of inmates who are not gangsters and have good behaviour inside the jail."
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They also stated that allocating a separate cell to the AAP leader allows him to meditate or engage in other activities without being disturbed.
"All arrangements, as per Jail Rules, are in place to ensure his safety and security. Any aspersions cast about his lodgings are unfounded."
The CBI arrested Sisodia on February 26 as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the National Capital Territory of Delhi's excise policy (GNCTD). On March 6, Special Judge MK Nagpal remanded Sisodia in judicial custody for 14 days after noting the expiry of CBI custody in the case.
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