Delhi court rejects Manish Sisodia’s bail plea in excise scam case

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of former Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia in the liquor policy case.

The CBI had arrested Sisodia on February 26 in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-cancelled Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.

Sisodia’s judicial custody was extended by a special court in Delhi on Monday.

Special Judge MK Nagpal extended Sisodia’s custody in the CBI case till April 27 and in the ED case till April 29, when he would be produced before the court on expiry of the judicial custody granted in the two cases earlier.

The special court had on March 31 rejected his bail application in the corruption case, stating that he was the “prima facie architect” in the criminal conspiracy behind the alleged payment of advance bribes of around Rs 90-100 crore, which were made to his And was for his allies. In Delhi Govt.