Delhi excise policy case: Manish Sisodia’s Judicial Custody Extended Till Apr 3

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of senior AAP leader and former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia by 14 days in connection with the liquor scam probe against him. Sisodia is presently on ED remand till March 22.

Sisodia is also facing a probe by the CBI in the Delhi liquor scam case. The CBI on Sunday deferred his questioning in connection with the case after he sought time from the probe agency citing the city government’s ongoing budget exercise.

The agency had earlier asked Sisodia to appear for questioning on Sunday. The central probe agency accepted Sisodia’s application to defer the questioning and will give a new date soon, officials said. Sisodia on Sunday said the BJP was using the probe agency to take “revenge” on him and expressed apprehension that he would be arrested.

He resigned as a minister on Feb 28, two days after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Sisodia was arrested by the CBI in the liquor policy case on February 26 in connection with the alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD). The excise policy was passed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Cabinet in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021.

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