By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 28, Feb 2023, 18:03 pm IST | UPDATED: 28, Feb 2023, 18:12 pm IST
Manish Sisodia, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister, was arrested on Sunday (February 26) by the CBI after being questioned for over eight hours in the Delhi liquor policy case. He is the second Delhi minister to be arrested. The Central Bureau of Investigation said that Manish Sisodia's answers were not satisfactory. Now, Manish Sisodia has moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest by the central probe agency. The top court Tuesday agreed to take up the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader’s petition challenging his arrest.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders have claimed that there was no proof against Manish Sisodia in the excise policy case and that the CBI agents disagreed on whether Sisodia should be detained.
"I've been informed that the majority of CBI agents opposed Manish's arrest. There is no proof against him, and he is well respected by all of them. Yet, there was such intense political pressure to detain him that they were forced to submit to their political overlords," Kejriwal said on Monday.
SC said if we entertain this, we will be asked in intefere in every arrest. Just because an incident happens in Delhi, doesn’t mean it comes to SC like this in response to Sisodia's lawyer asking to take a person into custody only if there is a flight risk, criminal interference or not attending summons.
The CBI had on Sunday evening arrested Manish Sisodia in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021-22.
Attacking Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia demanded on Tuesday that the neighbouring province of Punjab be included in the current CBI investigation into the alleged liquor policy scam involving Delhi because Sisodia was also the "architect" of that province's excise policy.
Manish Sisodia is being punished for giving good education to Delhi. BJP feels threatened by Arvind Kejriwal's model. Sisodia's residence was raided but nothing was found saysAAP leader Sanjay Singh
On Tuesday, former cricket player and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir claimed that the CBI's arrest of Manish Sisodia, the state's minister of education, is a "open-and-shut case" and blamed the AAP administration for exposing them.
The Supreme Court agreed to take up Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s petition challenging his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam case.
Aam Aadmi Party workers protested yesterday against the arrest of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in connection with the liquor policy case by the CBI.
The AAP leader was arrested under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 477 A (intent to defraud) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.