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Delhi excise policy case: Delhi Court extends judicial custody of Manish Sisodia

Since February 2023, Manish Sisodia has been detained by the court in relation to the Delhi liquor policy case.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 21st 2024 01:35 PM
Delhi excise policy case: Delhi Court extends judicial custody of Manish Sisodia

Delhi excise policy case: Delhi Court extends judicial custody of Manish Sisodia

PTC News Desk: Manish Sisodia, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a former deputy chief minister of the nation's capital, has had his judicial custody extended by the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi until May 31.

Since February 2023, Manish Sisodia has been detained by the court in relation to the Delhi liquor policy case.


Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, who was his supervisor, was also detained in relation to a money laundering investigation that was connected to the now-cancelled liquor policy. He is still free until June 2 under temporary bail.

On Manish Sisodia's bail requests related to the money laundering and corruption cases filed by the ED and CBI, respectively, the Delhi High Court is anticipated to rule. According to the cause list posted on the high court's website, Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma is anticipated to make the decisions on both bail requests around 5:00 p.m. today.

The Delhi High Court heard arguments from the Aam Aadmi Party, the CBI, and the Enforcement Directorate on May 14 and then deferred its decision over Manish Sisodia's pleas. In the excise policy case, the ED filed a new charge sheet against Arvind Kejriwal last week, listing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as an accused party.

Manish Sisodia's release on bail has been disputed by the ED and CBI, who allege that the accused has been working together to stall the filing of charges.

AAP leaders are accused by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate of receiving bribes from a group of politicians and businesses in exchange for favorably wording the excise policy. Following Delhi's Lieutenant Governor's recommendation that the CBI look into the claims, the policy was abandoned.

According to the ED, the accused used a sizable amount of the bribes to finance the AAP's 2022 Goa assembly elections.

AAP has refuted every accusation

According to the investigation agencies, in order to avoid being discovered, the recipients allegedly made fraudulent entries in their books of accounts and transferred "illegal" income to the authorities in question.

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- With inputs from agencies

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