Manish Sisodia approaches Supreme Court over arrest by CBI in liquor policy case
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has approached the Supreme Court to contest his arrest by CBI in a liquor policy scam case. Sisodia’s challenge in the Apex Court comes a day after a Delhi court sent him for five-day custody to CBI.
As per reports, the challenge by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister will be heard by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud in an urgent hearing today.
On Monday, Manish Sisodia was produced in front of a Delhi court where the probe agency argued that Sisodia failed to explain several provisions in the liquor policy that were not included in the first part of the draft. The probe agency also told the court that the now-reverted liquor policy was altered in order for the AAP to receive kickbacks worth Rs 30 crore.
Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on Sunday after being questioned over the liquor scam policy case for 8 hours. Following Deputy CM’s arrest, the national capital, as well as other states, saw bedlam by the AAP who protested against the arrest. The protests by the AAP workers were not only exclusive to Delhi as workers across the states took to the streets to protest the arrest of the Deputy Chief Minister.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also Tweeted on Monday morning and wrote that he was informed that various CBI officers were apprehensive of the arrest of Delhi’s Deputy CM. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, in his tweet, wrote that all the officers have high regard for Sisodia and also added that the probe agency doesn’t have any proof against him. Delhi Cm also attributed the arrest of Manish Sisodia to political pressure.
Not only the AAP but the arrest of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was also condemned across the party lines as Kerala Chief Minister Pinaray Vijayan, Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena leader came forward to question his arrest.
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