Delhi’s Excise Policy Case: Manish Sisodia sent to judicial custody till April 5, asks for religious books in custody
The accused in the excise policy case requested the court to allow him to carry some religious and spiritual books during his judicial custody.
New Delhi: Delhi’s former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been sent into judicial custody till April 5 by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court. The accused in the excise policy case requested the court to allow him to carry some religious and spiritual books, including Bhagwat Geeta during his judicial custody. The Rouse Avenue Court asked him to move an application in this regard and they will allow it.
Meanwhile, Manish Sisodia urged the court to allow him to carry some religious and spiritual books during his judicial custody. The court says you move an application in this regard, we will allow.
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2023
Sisodia’s custody with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) ended on March 22 and was produced before Special Judge MK Nagpal in Delhi’s court, where he was sent into judicial custody for the next two weeks.
Manish Sisodia was arrested in the liquor policy case by CBI, while ED charged him under a money laundering case. Before today’s extension, he was subsequently remanded to ED custody on March 10 and on March 17, the court extended the custody for five more days.
He and other members of the AAP are alleged to have granted liquor licenses in exchange for bribes. They are also accused of changing the liquor policy in such a way that changes the profit margins to benefit certain traders.
Sisodia was not named in the CBI’s chargesheet, while the investegation remained open against him. He is of a stance that the policy was approved by LG VK Saxena and has denied all theaccusations against him. However, he has resigned from the Delhi government.