Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been sent on CBI remand for five days (till March 4) by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court.
Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on Sunday after eight hours of questioning. On Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation produced Manish Sisodia in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court and demanded a five-day remand. At the same time, Sisodia’s lawyers opposed the CBI remand.
Sisodia has been accused of involvement in the alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the liquor policy brought in 2021. Although this excise policy of the Delhi government was already cancelled.
On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party leaders and workers protested across the country on Monday against the arrest of Sisodia.
According to the Delhi Police, elaborate security arrangements were made around the court premises to deal with the protests.
Manish is seen as the most trusted aide of Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal is the face of the Delhi model education policy that is being promoted across the country. Manish is also seen at the center of Aam Aadmi Party’s expansion plan across the country.
The CBI says that Manish was giving evasive answers during interrogation. The CBI has alleged that Manish was not cooperating in the investigation. The CBI claims that there is concrete evidence against Manish.
The Aam Aadmi Party has rejected the claims of the CBI. You have said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of the Center has got Manish arrested in a fake case under dirty politics.
Earlier, on October 17 last year, the CBI had questioned Manish Sisodia. A month after this interrogation, the CBI filed a chargesheet, in which Manish Sisodia was not named. On August 17 last year, the CBI had registered a case against Manish and 14 others citing the Ministry of Home Affairs.
There is an allegation against Manish that he had unfairly changed the excise policy in favor of the licensees. Under this the license fee was either waived or reduced.
It is alleged that the license of the wholesaler of liquor was extended without official approval. It is alleged that Aam Aadmi Party’s communication and media in-charge Vijay Nair, as an AAP leader, had taken Rs 100 crore as ‘bribe’ in advance from a ‘South Group’.