Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister of Delhi and the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He has been placed in judicial custody until March 20 after his CBI custody, which had previously been extended for two days, came to an end today. On February 26, he was detained in connection with alleged violations in the Delhi Excise Liquor Policy case.
The Supreme Court had previously declined to weigh in on the situation. It emphasized that he had exhausted all available legal options before turning to the top court. Afterwards, he filed a normal bail petition with Delhi’s Central Court, which will be heard on March 10. He was arrested due to violations in Liquor policy, however, AAP claims he was unrelated to it.
Major point’s on Sisodia’s arrest:
- Following his arrest on January 26, Sisodia was placed in a CBI custody for five days. He requested bail from the Supreme Court, but his plea was rejected. Before moving the higher court, it was advised to approach the lower court.
- On March 10, the Delhi local court will hear his motion for a normal bail. He was also given a two-day CBI detention.
- Saurabh Bhardwaj, a spokesman for the AAP, asserted that Sisodia is being “mentally tortured” by CBI agents. He added that they forced him to sign a “false confession” while they were holding him.
- The court ordered CBI to refrain from asking Sisodia the same questions. Ask him if you have anything new, the judge instructed.
- The former deputy CM was allegedly avoiding questioning and not helping with the investigation, according to the CBI. They also noted the time lost while his medical checkup and the Supreme Court hearing on his bail application were going on.
CM Arvind Kejriwal comments on the situation:
Upping the ante against the BJP administration at the Centre over the detention of his deputy Manish Sisodia, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will suffer the “curse of the students and the poor people” for putting in jail a “saint and a wonderful soul”. These statements were made by Kejriwal on Sunday while he was speaking to an AAP worker rally at Jora Ground. Which is outside of Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh.
In addition, the AAP leader charged that PM Modi was abusing his position to undermine the opposition parties and had made the decision to prevent any state governments other than the BJP from running efficiently.
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