The Top Court on Tuesday refused to entertain Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia’s plea against his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation and suggested that he move the high court.
“Just because the incident happened in Delhi you cannot come here; you have your remedies,” the SC told the arrested AAP leader.
Earlier, the SC agreed to hear on Tuesday itself the bail plea of Sisodia, who is in CBI custody, in connection with the excise policy case.
Accordingly, the court took up the matter at 3.50 pm but denied him relief.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today challenged his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, after hearing Mr Sisodia’s lawyer Abhishek Singhvi, asked why they did not go to the high court instead before coming to the top court directly.
On 27th February, a Delhi court sent Mr Sisodia to five-day custody of the CBI in the Delhi liquor policy case. The central agency told the city court it needs time to question him over alleged corruption in making the new liquor policy, which was scrapped after Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena flagged it.
Mr Sisodia’s challenge is likely to be mentioned before Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud for an urgent hearing today.
Yesterday, the CBI told the Delhi court that Manish Sisodia has been giving evasive replies to their questions and is unable to explain at least six problematic provisions in the liquor policy that were not part of the first draft.
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