Delhi Excise Scam: Decision on Manish Sisodia’s bail on April 28, lawyer said- ‘Can’t be kept in custody only on speculations’

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Delhi Excise Scam: The decision will come on April 28 on the bail of former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is jailed for the alleged scam of Delhi Excise Policy. The Rouse Avenue Court will announce this decision at 4 pm that day. On Wednesday, Special Judge MK Nagpal deferred the order on Sisodia’s bail plea in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) case.

Earlier, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Manish Sisodia, said, ‘It is not the job of the ED to tell what happened in the GoM and the cabinet. The ED should tell who committed the crime, if any. Sisodia cannot be kept in custody merely on the basis of speculation. No case of money laundering is made out against Manish Sisodia.

Enforcement Directorate said – we have evidence

The Enforcement Directorate had opposed the bail plea saying that an illegal ecosystem had been created to give illegal benefits to the liquor cartel. The ED’s counsel alleged that Sisodia played a key role in revising and implementing the excise policy. We have evidence that the policy was revised without any deliberation and discussion. We also have sufficient statements of various concerned persons to show that the profit margin was increased from 6 per cent to 12 per cent.

Sisodia was arrested on 26 February

Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26 after nearly seven hours of questioning. Later resigned from his post. At the same time, on March 9, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia in the liquor policy case after hours of questioning in Tihar Jail.

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