The Rouse Avenue court extended Manish Sisodia's judicial custody till April 29 in the ED case related to alleged irregularities in the now-cancelled excise policy.
New Delhi: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia has got a shock again today from the Rouse Avenue Court. Today, the judicial custody of Manish Sisodia in both CBI and ED cases of liquor policy was ending today. Hence, the Rouse Avenue Court extended Manish Sisodia's judicial custody till April 29 in the ED case related to alleged irregularities in the now-cancelled Excise Policy. The court has also extended Manish Sisodia's judicial custody till April 27 in the CBI case.
ED will file charge sheet by the end of this month
In the liquor scam case, the Rouse Avenue Court amended the order related to Manish Sisodia's judicial custody by ED and CBI. The court had earlier extended Sisodia's judicial custody till May 1 in both the CBI and ED cases. Not only this, during this time the court also heard the arguments of the ED's lawyer. The ED told the court that the agency is going to file a charge sheet (prosecution complaint) by the end of this month in the alleged scam in the Delhi Liquor Policy.
Significantly, the Delhi government had implemented a new excise policy on November 17, 2021. The policy was later canceled due to allegations of corruption and mismanagement. Under this policy, private vendors had opened liquor shops all over the city. However, last year, Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena recommended a CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in its implementation, following which the Delhi government had withdrawn the policy.