The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for 14 days, in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy case.
Sisodia is currently under Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody and was virtually produced in court. The case pertains to the alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of GNCTD.
Special Judge M.K. Nagpal on Monday extended Sisodia’s Judicial custody till 3 April 2023. The bail petition in the matter is listed for arguements on 21 March 2023.
Sisodia was on Monday produced before the Court virtually as presently he is in Custody of the Enforcement Directorate till 22 March.
Manish Sisodia in his bail petition in a trial court stated that no fruitful purpose would be served to keep him in custody as all the recoveries have already been made.
Sisodia also stated that he has joined the investigation as and when called for by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The other accused persons arrested in this case have already been granted bail. Sisodia further stated that he holds the important constitutional post of Deputy CM of Delhi and has deep roots in the society.
Sisodia was recently arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering matter related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of GNCTD.
Rouse Avenue Court earlier while sending Sisodia to CBI remand directed that the interrogation of the accused during the remand period shall be conducted at some place having CCTV coverage in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court and the said footage shall be preserved by the CBI.
Sisodia was arrested by CBI and ED in an ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of GNCTD.