Delhi excise policy case: Court extends Manish Sisodia’s judicial custody in CBI, ED cases

Delhi excise policy case: Court extends Manish Sisodia's judicial custody in CBI, ED cases

Delhi excise policy case: Court extends Manish Sisodia's judicial custody in CBI, ED cases

The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia in the ED and CBI cases related to alleged irregularities in the now-cancelled excise policy.
On Monday, Special Judge MK Nagpal extended Sisodia’s judicial custody in the CBI case till April 27 and in the ED case till April 29, 2023. The AAP leader was produced before the court from Tihar today after the expiry of his judicial custody. ,
Recently, Special Judge Nagpal had denied bail to Sisodia saying that the allegations leveled against him are serious in nature and at this stage of the case, he does not deserve to be released on bail as he has no knowledge of the matter. I have been arrested only on 26.02.2019. 2023 and the investigation into his role is yet to be completed, what to say about some other co-accused involved in the case whose role is also being probed.
Further, the applicant Manish Sisodia is also not satisfied with the triple test taking into account his conduct as evident from the destruction or non-production and non-production or disappearance of his previous mobile phones of the relevant period. reflected in the role. There may be a serious apprehension of destruction of a cabinet note file kept through the then Excise Commissioner Rahul Singh or tampering with some other evidence and even influencing some of the key witnesses in the case by him or at his behest is, if he is released on bail by the court, the court said.
According to the CBI, Sisodia had played the foremost and most important role in the criminal conspiracy and was deeply involved in the formulation and implementation of the said policy to ensure achievement of the objectives of the said conspiracy.
An advance bribe of about Rs 90-100 crore was paid to him and his other associates in GNCTD and out of the above Rs 20-30 crore to co-accused Vijay Nair, Abhishek Boinapalli and approver Dinesh Arora and in turn, some of the Excise Policy The provisions were allowed to be manipulated and manipulated by the applicant to protect and safeguard the interests of the South Liquor lobby and to ensure repayment of kickbacks to the said lobby, the court noted.
The evidence gathered so far clearly shows that the applicant was in touch with the South lobby through co-accused Vijay Nair and a favorable policy was being prepared for them at all costs and permission to form a cartel to gain monopoly allowed in the sale of certain liquor brands of preferred manufacturers and this was allowed to be done against the very objectives of the policy.
Thus, as per the allegations leveled by the prosecution and the evidence collected so far in support of the same, the applicant can be prima facie considered to be the mastermind of the said criminal conspiracy, the court said.
Sisodia, in his bail plea before a trial court, had said that no meaningful purpose would be served by keeping him in custody as all the seizures have already been made in the case.
Sisodia also said that he joined the probe when called by the CBI. Sisodia further said that other accused persons arrested in this case have already been granted bail, adding that they have held the important constitutional post of Deputy CM of Delhi and have deep roots in the society.
Earlier, the Rouse Avenue court, while sending Sisodia to CBI remand, had directed that the interrogation of the accused during the remand period would be conducted at a place with CCTV coverage as per the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court and the said footage would be preserved by the CBI. should go.
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI and the ED in the ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the excise policy of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

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