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Delhi liquor scam case: No bail for Manish Sisodia today, court reserves decision for April 30

Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26, 2023, for his alleged role in the "scam". The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Sisodia in a money-laundering case stemming from the CBI FIR on March 9, 2023. Sisodia resigned from the Delhi cabinet on February 28.

Reported By : Abhay Parashar Edited By : Raju Kumar
New Delhi
Updated on: April 20, 2024 10:54 IST
AAP leader Manish Sisodia
Image Source : PTI AAP leader Manish Sisodia

AAP leader Manish Sisodia did not get relief from the Delhi court on his plea seeking interim bail in excise cases for campaigning in Lok Sabha elections on Saturday as it reserved the order for April 30.

Opposing the bail of Sisodia, the CBI said that the entire society is suffering from economic crimes citing former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that the corruption is cancer for the society.

"If granted bail, Sisodia may influence further investigation and witnesses. If bail is granted at this stage then their (accused) objective will definitely be fulfilled," the probe agency said in the court.

Earlier, on April 12, the court issued notice to the ED and the CBI on Sisodia's plea.  Special Judge for the CBI and ED, Kaveri Baweja, directed the central probe agencies to file their replies by April 20.

The CBI as well as the ED alleged that irregularities were committed while modifying the Delhi excise policy, undue favours were extended to licence holders, licence fee was waived or reduced and licences were extended without the competent authority's approval.

The beneficiaries allegedly diverted "illegal" gains to the accused officials and made false entries in their books of account to evade detection, the probe agencies have alleged.

Sisodia among AAP's star campaigners for Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat

Meanwhile, Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia and other jailed leaders - Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendar Jain were named by the party as star campaigners for the Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat.

Also read: Amravati Lok Sabha electoins: BJP's Navneet Rana to face Congress candidate Balwant Baswant Wankhede

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