Delhi Excise Policy: Court extends Sisodia's judicial custody in CBI case till April 17

DN Bureau

The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Delhi's former Deputy CM Manish Sisodia till April 17. Read further on Dynamite News:

Manish Sisodia (File)
Manish Sisodia (File)

New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Delhi's former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia till April 17 in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped excise policy.

Special Judge MK Nagpal on Monday extended the Judicial Custody of Manish Sisodia in the CBI case by further 14 days. Sisodia was produced physically on Monday before the Court from Tihar Jail after the end of his judicial custody period.

Last week, Special Judge MK Nagpal denied bail to Sisodia stating that allegations made against him were serious in nature and at this stage of the case, he does not deserve to be released on bail as he was arrested only on February 26 this year.

The judge said that an investigation into Sisodia's role in the case has not yet been completed and the roles of some other co-accused involved in the case are also yet being investigated.

"Further, the applicant (Manish Sisodia) does not even satisfy the triple test keeping in view his conduct as reflected by the destruction or non-production of his previous mobile phones of the relevant period and also the apparent role played by him in not producing or missing the file of one Cabinet Note put up through the then Excise Commissioner Rahul Singh, there may be serious apprehensions of destruction or tampering of some further evidence and even of influencing of some prime witnesses of this case by him or at his instance, in case he is released on bail by the court," the court said. (with ANI inputs)

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