Manish Sisodia sent to Tihar jail by CBI court in liquor policy case, to be in custody till March 20
Delhi’s former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was produced before Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Monday where the court sent the Aam Aadmi Party leader to 14-day judicial custody. As per the reports, Sisodia will be placed in Tihar Jail till March 20.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia was taken into custody by the CBI after he was questioned by the probe agency in the now-reverted liquor policy last Sunday.
The CBI court on Saturday heard the bail application filled by Manish Sisodia where the former AAP Minister alleged that the probe agency was asking him the same questions over and over which is causing him mental harassment. The Rouse Avenue court had extended Sisodia’s custody till today.
Sisodia had also approached the Supreme Court for respite in the case, however, the Apex Court dismissed his plea noted that the AAP leader already have ample legal remedies available before approaching the Supreme Court.
As per the reports, the Central Bureau of Investigation had also alleged AAP leader of not cooperating with the investigation and giving evasive replies during the investigation. Sisodia’s legal aid had also cited that the custody of AAP leader will serve no purpose as recoveries have already been made in the case.
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Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had called on the CBI to probe into the now-scrapped liquor policy last year after which Manish Sisodia was alleged to be the key accused for corruption in liquor policy scam by the probe agency in the case.
After being arrested by the CBI in the now-reverted liquor policy, Sisodia resigned from his ministerial post from Delhi cabinet.
Following his arrest, Opposition parties joined hands to write to the Prime Minister of India and slamming the center for using central agencies for the benefit of the dispensation.
The Opposition parties who wrote to PM Modi about the misuse of central agencies include signatories of BRS chief and Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao, JKNC chief Farooq Abdullah, AITC chief Mamata Banerjee, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, Bihar Deputy CM and RJD chairperson Tejashwi Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
The letter had also added that the crackdown on the Opposition by the Centre shows that country has transitioned from a democracy to an autocracy. However, Congress failed to emerge and partake in the letter written to the PM.
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