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Supreme Court Issues Notice to CBI and ED on Manish Sisodia's Bail Plea in Delhi Liquor Policy Scam

By Harshvardhan Sharma      15 July, 2023 07:07 PM      0 Comments
Supreme Court Issues Notice to CBI and ED on Manish Sisodias Bail Plea in Delhi Liquor Policy Scam

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a reply from the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate on a plea by senior AAP leader and former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia for bail in the Delhi liquor policy scam case.

A bench led by Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the central agencies taking consideration of the medical conditions of the petitioner's wife, who was said to be bed ridden and hospitalised.

On behalf of Sisodia, senior advocate A M Singhvi submitted that his client’s wife is very sick and her medical condition should be considered.

The bench said they are aware, it is a progressive disease.

Additional Solicitor General S V Raju for the ED submitted that Sisodia’s bail plea was rejected by lower courts and one medical bail plea was withdrawn.

Singhvi said there is 50 % disability and MRIs show white plaque.

The court said it would consider the matter due to illness of the petitioner's wife not for his status.

It fixed the matter for further hearing on July 28.

Sisodia sought bail on ground of wife's ill health and hospitalization.

On July 3, the Delhi High Court had dismissed bail plea by Sisodia, AAP leader, saying that charges against him are very serious in nature. This is the second occasion when the high court had rejected Sisodia's bail plea in the CBI case in relation to the same scam.

Sisodia had moved the Supreme Court against the denial of bail to him in two separate cases lodged by the two probe agencies -- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) -- in the Delhi liquor scam case.

Sisodia was arrested on February 26, 2023.

His plea claimed the charge sheet by the CBI and complaints by the ED in the matter have already been filed after investigation and hence there was no necessity or requirement for Sisodia to remain in jail.



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