Delhi Prisons department junks AAP claim on Manish Sisodia safety in jail
The Delhi Prisons Department today rejected Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) charge of conspiring to kill its senior leader Manish Sisodia in Tihar Jail. The prison department also released a statement under which it revealed that Sisodia has been assigned to a separate ward keeping in view his security.
Responding to AAP’s allegation, the prisons department said further said that CJ-1’s ward has the least number of prisoners who are not gangsters and are behaving well inside the prison. A separate cell makes it possible for him to meditate or do other such activities without any disturbance. As per the jail rules, all arrangements are in place to ensure his safety and security. Any allegation about his residence is baseless, the department added in the statement.
The statement by the prison department reply came after AAP leaders alleged that Sisodia was lodged with the country’s most dangerous criminals who are facing dozens of murder cases and might kill anyone.
Launching the sharp attack on the opposition, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj, who is going to take oath as a minister tomorrow, asked whether the BJP believes in such political rivalry. He said that the party couldn’t beat them in Delhi in the MCD elections which is why it is attacking them like this.
Senior AAP leader and MP Sanjay Singh also reacted about the same and asked PM Modi why so much hatred against Sisodia. When the court has allowed him to stay in the meditation jail, why is the order not being followed? Singh asked.
Amid this, a special court on Monday directed the jail authorities to consider his request to keep him in a meditation room. Meanwhile, the former deputy chief minister has been in judicial custody since he was arrested last month in the liquor policy case. His bail plea will be heard on Friday.