Former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday moved the Delhi Rouse Avenue Court, seeking bail in an alleged excise policy scam.
The bail plea, made before the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI’s) five-day custody of the former minister is to end. The bail application comes up for hearing on Saturday.
Cannot come directly to apex court: SC
The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha said that a person cannot come to the apex court directly as remedies are there before the trial court concerned and the Delhi High Court.
Sisodia resigned from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet, after his arrest by the central agency last week.
The CBI had on Sunday evening arrested Sisodia in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021-22 after nearly eight hours of questioning during which his answers were claimed to have been found unsatisfactory.
Sisodia has been remanded CBI custody
The court had on Monday remanded Sisodia in CBI custody to allow the agency to get "genuine and legitimate" answers to questions being put to him for "a proper and fair investigation". The judge had said that though the accused had joined the investigation on two earlier occasions, it has been observed that he has failed to provide satisfactory answers to most of the questions put to him during his examination and interrogation. Sisodia has failed to legitimately explain the incriminating evidence that has allegedly surfaced against him during the investigation conducted so far, the court had said.
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