Manish Sisodia judicial custody extended till May 30 by Delhi court

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A Rouse Street court in Delhi on Wednesday extended the remand of Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia in the Delhi Excise Policy case till May 30.

The case was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation against the defunct Delhi Liquor Tax Policy in 2021-22 and named former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as one of the accused.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja extended Mr. Sisodia’s remand after he appeared in the court through video conferencing at the end of the remand granted earlier.

The court also stayed the filing of charges against Sisodia following directions from the Delhi High Court following an appeal filed by one of the accused, Arun Pillai.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had arrested the former Delhi deputy chief minister on March 9 last year in the liquor policy case.

This comes a day after the Delhi High Court reserved its verdict on Manish Sisodia’s bail plea in a money laundering and corruption case related to Delhi’s excise policy.

Sisodia’s lawyer in the case, while seeking bail for Sisodia, said that the ED and CBI are still making arrests in the excise policy case and there is no question of early termination of the trial.

Additionally, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday claimed in the Delhi High Court that the Aam Aadmi Party is being named as an accused in the tax policy money laundering case.

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