Excise Case: Court reserves order on Manish Sisodia bail in CBI case, pronouncement on March
24 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
The Rouse Avenue Court postponed its decision on Friday on the bail application filed by Delhi’s former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the CBI’s case involving alleged irregula...
The Rouse Avenue Court postponed its decision on Friday on the bail application filed by Delhi’s former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the CBI’s case involving alleged irregularities in the formulation and execution of GNCTD’s excise policy.
The judgement on bail was reserved by Special Judge MK Nagpal on Friday after counsel for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) presented brief written comments and related Judgements, as required by the court on the previous date of the hearing. The CBI also provided case file details and witness testimony in the subject. The Court set March 31st as the deadline for the order in the bail case to be issued.
Former Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia argued in his bail plea in a trial court that keeping him in detention would serve no useful purpose because all recoveries have already been made.
Sisodia further indicated that he has participated in the probe as needed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The bail for the other suspects in this case has already been granted. Sisodia went on to say that he occupies the crucial constitutional position of Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and has strong roots in the community.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, represented by Advocate DP Singh, opposed Sisodia’s bail request, claiming that granting him bail would jeopardise and jeopardise the probe due to the influence and interference.
According to the CBI, Manish Sisodia stated that he destroyed phones in order to upgrade. There was no improvement. He did this, according to us, to damage the conversation. He (Manish Sisodia) may not be a flight risk, but he is a clear danger who will destroy evidence, according to the CBI in its opposition to Sisodia’s bail request.
CBI further stated that while South Group was at Oberoi between March 14 and 17, 2021, they drafted a note and took a printout.
They got 36 pages of photocopies. There were meetings and the printout was done. As far as our case is concerned, do we find such money that comes from hawala sources, we can assume, it is not important, we have evidence to show that clauses were given and that the Group of Ministers, the report was prepared.