New Delhi: The bail plea of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be heard today. ED has sought 10-day remand of Manish Sisodia. The court has issued a production warrant for Sisodia to the jail authorities. Manish Sisodia will be produced at Rouse Avenue Court at 2 pm.
New Delhi: Today, The bail plea of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be heard. ED has sought 10-day remand of Manish Sisodia. The court has issued a production warrant for Sisodia to the jail authorities. Manish Sisodia will be produced at Rouse Avenue Court at 2 pm. The ED told the court that Sisodia has been given the ground of arrest. CCTV footage has been recorded during the interrogation of Sisodia.
The Rouse Avenue court has allowed ED to produce Sisodia. Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in the Delhi Excise Policy case. He was expected to get out today, but was arrested by the ED on Thursday before the bail hearing. Manish Sisodia was arrested on February 26 for non-cooperation in the investigation by the CBI after lengthy interrogation.
On the other hand, on Thursday, the Central Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Sisodia inside Tihar Jail No. 1 in the case of money laundering. ED has so far arrested 12 people in the excise case. Based on Sisodia’s statements, the ED arrested him after questioning him twice. According to ED sources, in the interrogation of Manish Sisodia, questions were also raised about KCR’s daughter’s role in the excise case and kickback of 100 crores and he has been arrested for not giving satisfactory answers to many questions.
The ED will interrogate Kavitha, the daughter of the Chief Minister of Telangana, on March 11 in connection with the Delhi Liquor Policy. Earlier, the ED called him for questioning on 9 March. But K Kavita had sought time from the ED. The CBI has already questioned him in this matter.
Manish Sisodia, 51, has been kept in Ward No. 9 of Jail No. 1 of Tihar. This is the Senior Citizen Ward, where they will also be monitored by CCTV. Satyendar Jain, who was a minister in the Kejriwal government, is also in number 7 in this ward. Sisodia is an under trial accused, so he can wear clothes as per his convenience in jail. He was given some clothes from the jail itself.
Manish Sisodia was arrested on 26 February last month. Special CBI Judge MK Nagpal sent Sisodia to judicial custody for 14 days. CBI’s lawyer had said that Sisodia’s further remand is not being sought, but in the next 15 days, if needed, custody can be sought again. Sisodia is kept in meditation cell. He got permission to keep diary, pen, Bhagwat Gita and glasses with him in jail. Former Deputy CMs are also allowed to take medicines prescribed in their MLCs.