CBI refutes Manish Sisodia’s allegations on death of agency’s deputy legal advisor
5 September, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) denied charges made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia over the suspected suicide of the agency’s deputy legal advisor on Monday. The CBI ...
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) denied charges made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia over the suspected suicide of the agency’s deputy legal advisor on Monday.
The CBI stated in a statement that during a press conference, Manish Sisodia, one of the accused named in the FIR pertaining to the Delhi Excise Policy for the year 2021-22, stated that Jitendra Kumar, CBI’s deputy legal advisor, committed suicide because he was pressured to make a strong false case against him.
“CBI strongly refutes this mischievous and misleading statement by Shri Sisodia. It is clarified that the gentleman officer Late Jitendra Kumar was in no way connected with the investigation of this case,” the statement read.
According to the statement, he was Deputy Legal Advisor in charge of prosecution, supervising prosecutors who were conducting the trial of already charge-sheeted cases in Delhi.
Furthermore, the officer did not hold anybody accountable for his death in his suicide note, according to the Delhi Police, which is conducting an inquest into his death.
The matter of the Excise policy is being investigated. As a result, none of the accused have received a clean chit.
Sisodia’s deceptive and misleading remark is an attempt to distract attention away from the current inquiry into the Delhi Excise Policy issue, as well as an intervention in the inquest processes into the gentleman officer’s death.
On September 1, a 48-year-old man, posted as a Deputy Legal Advisor with the CBI, was found dead at his house in Hudco Place in South Delhi.