NEW DELHI, March 31 – On March 31, the Rouse Avenue Court dismissed the bail plea of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case concerning alleged wrongdoing in the elaboration and implementation of the policy of Excise Taxes of the Government of the Territory of the Union.
Special Judge MK Nagpal dismissed Manish Sisodia’s bail petition. He is currently in court custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 3, 2023. Last week, the court reserved the bail declaration order after the lawyer representing the CBI filed briefs briefs and corresponding judgments, as ordered by the court. on the last hearing date.
The CBI also presented details of the dairy in the case and various witness statements in the matter.
Mr. Sisodia, in his bail petition in a trial court, stated that it would serve no fruitful purpose to keep him in custody as all recoveries in the case have already been made.
Mr. Sisodia also claimed that he joined the investigation when requested by the CBI. The other defendants arrested in this case have already been granted bail, Mr. Sisodia noted, adding that he held the important constitutional post of CM Delhi MP and has deep roots in society.
However, Mr. Sisodia later submitted his resignation as deputy CM in light of his arrest in the alcoholic beverage policy case.
The CBI, represented by lawyer DP Singh, objected to Mr Sisodia’s release on bail, stating: “If he is granted bail, this will undermine and compromise our investigation, as the influence and interference they are important,” the CBI said. The agency further claimed that Mr. Sisodia said that he destroyed the phones because he wanted to update them, but nothing like that happened.
“According to us, he did this to destroy the chat. He (Manish Sisodia) might not be a flight risk, but he is a definite risk that he will destroy evidence, this cannot be ignored,” the CBI added, opposing Mr. Sisodia’s bail plea.
The CBI also claimed that between March 14 and 17, 2021, the Southern Group resided in Oberoi, adding that they prepared a note and took a hard copy. “They got 36 pages of photocopies. There were meetings and a hard copy was made. We have evidence showing that clauses were given and a report was made,” the CBI stated.
Earlier, the Rouse Avenue Court, while sending Mr. Sisodia to CBI remand, ordered that the defendant’s interrogation during the remand period take place somewhere with CCTV coverage, according to with the guidelines established by the Supreme Court and said the footage will be preserved by the CBI.
Mr. Sisodia was arrested by CBI and ED in an ongoing investigation of a case related to alleged irregularities in the making and implementation of the Excise policy of the National Capital Territory Government of Delhi.
Previously, the trial court noted that the defendant had joined the investigation of this case on two previous occasions, but had not given satisfactory answers to most of the questions put to him during his interrogation and interrogation, therefore he did not legitimately explain the incriminating evidence that allegedly emerged against him during the investigation. (AGENCIES)