Manish Sisodia Sent to 14-day Judicial Custody, to be Lodged in Tihar Jail

NEW DELHI: The Rouse Avenue Court Monday sent former Delhi deputy chief minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia to judicial custody till March 20 in connection to liqour policy scam. The extension came after his previously said court custody expired. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader has been in the CBI’s custody for a week following his arrest. He will be lodged in Tihar jail till March 20.

On Saturday, the Delhi court had extended his custody till March 6 as per requested by the central agency. During the hearing, the former minister alleged that he was being subjected to several hours of CBI questioning and dubbed it as mental harassment.

The AAP No 2 has applied for bail and his request will now be taken up on Friday, the court has said. The CBI, sources had earlier said, may not seek further custody.

Mr Sisodia, 51, has said in this bail petition that he was being asked the same questions over and over, and that was causing him mental harassment.

The court has asked the CBI not to ask Mr Sisodia the same questions. “If you have something new, ask him,” judge Nagpal said.

The Delhi government has rubbished the allegations, saying that the BJP was misusing investigating agencies for political motives. Mr Kejriwal has said the now-scrapped liquor policy was the “most transparent policy in the country”.

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