CBI was not enough, Sisodia stuck in ED’s clutches till March 17, came out of the court like this
Manish Sisodia’s troubles in the Delhi Liquor Policy scam case are increasing now. After CBI, Manish Sisodia has now been taken into custody by ED. Now he will be interrogated thoroughly.
Image Source: ANI After CBI, ED tightens the screws on Sisodia
Delhi: Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Friday sent former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till March 17. Sisodia was arrested by the ED in a money laundering case related to Delhi’s excise policy. On Friday, the ED produced Manish Sisodia in the court and sought his remand for 10 days but Special Judge MK Nagpal granted the ED seven days to interrogate senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sisodia in custody. only allowed.
CBI had arrested
Manish Sisodia was arrested by CBI before ED and after that, he was sent to Tihar Jail. Now ED will interrogate Sisodia in the liquor scam case in Delhi, ED had sought 10 days of custody of Sisodia from the court. Earlier, the court had heard the arguments of ED and Sisodia’s lawyers regarding the custody of the ‘AAP’ leader. The court has also reserved its decision on the bail application of Sisodia and will now hear the matter on March 21.
There was heavy deployment of security forces inside and outside the Rouse Avenue court complex during Sisodia’s appearance. The counsel for the federal anti-money laundering probe agency alleged that Sisodia made false statements about the “scam” and the agency wanted to find out the modus operandi of the accused and confront them with other accused.
#WATCH | AAP leader and former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia being brought out of Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi.
The Court sent him to ED remand till March 17 in excise policy case. pic.twitter.com/l9BdGbPaib
— ANI (@ANI) March 10, 2023
ED’s counsel Zoheb Hussain also claimed before a special court that Sisodia destroyed his phone, which is crucial evidence in the probe. On the ED’s claims, the lawyers appearing for Sisodia kept their arguments. Senior advocates Dayan Krishnan, Mohit Mathur and Siddharth Agarwal said the excise policy was approved by the LG who must have examined it.
Opposing the ED’s plea for Sisodia’s custody, his lawyers said policymaking is the function of the executive, which has to go through several stages. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader’s lawyer tells the court, “How can ED investigate policy-making in a money laundering case.” And this matter is completely based on rumours.
Sisodia was earlier arrested by the CBI. The ED then questioned Sisodia in Tihar Jail in a related money laundering case and arrested him on Thursday and produced him on Friday.