New Delhi: Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Monday sent Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to CBI remand till March 4.
On Sunday, CBI arrested Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in connection with the liquor policy case after eight hours of questioning in connection with the alleged excise policy scam
- While seeking five days’ remand of Sisodia, CBI said, “Conspiracy was hatched in a very planned and secret manner.”
- Advocate Dayan Krishnan appeared for Sisodia and opposed the remand application of CBI.
- He said, “if someone is not willing to say something, that cannot be a ground for arrest,”.
Aam Aadmi Party workers continued their protest on Monday against the arrest of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in Delhi.
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- Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann visited Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence to meet his family members after the CBI arrested the AAP leader, post Sisodia’s arrest on Sunday.
- The CBI on Sunday said that Sisodia in an ongoing investigation, gave evasive replies and did not cooperate the investigation despite being confronted with evidence to the contrary.
- On Sunday, 50 AAP workers and prominent leaders, including Sanjay Singh, were detained allegedly for violating Section 144 of the CrPC.
- Sisodia on Sunday said he would “fully cooperate” with the CBI in its ongoing probe into the alleged excise policy scam.
- Significantly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday claimed, citing his ‘sources’, that his deputy Sisodia, will be arrested on Sunday after questioning by the CBI in the liquor policy case.
- Sisodia on Monday confirmed that he had been called CBI called him for questioning on February 26 in the Delhi excise policy case.
- Earlier, the CBI had asked Sisodia to appear for questioning on February 19.
- Last Sunday, Sisodia requested the central agency to defer questioning, saying that he was busy “preparing the budget” and could only appear towards February-end.
- However, Sisodia has not been named an accused in the chargesheet filed in the case.
- Arrested businessmen Vijay Nair and Abhishek are among the seven accused named in the chargesheet.
- In August last year, the CBI searched Sisodia’s bank locker in connection with the case. The deputy CM claimed the sleuths did not find any incriminating material in his locker.
- Several raids were conducted at 21 places in Delhi and the National Capital Region, including Sisodia’s residence, and the premises of four public servants last year, according to a CBI officer, who further said that the raids were conducted across 7 states.
- The CBI launched a probe in the matter on the basis of a report forwarded by the Delhi chief secretary to L-G Saxena recommending a probe by the central agency.