The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has opposed two applications filed by Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia, seeking bail and custody parole respectively, in an alleged Delhi excise scam case.
The central probe agency made submissions before Special Judge M K Nagpal in its reply to the applications filed by the politician and sought their dismissal.
“A common reply has been filed today on behalf of CBI to the application for regular bail as well as the other application seeking custody parole filed by the accused Manish Sisodia… As requested and agreed jointly, the above applications of the accused are now being listed for arguments at 2 pm on February 5, 2024,” the judge said.
The court, meanwhile, granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) time until February 5 to file their replies in the similar applications filed by Sisodia in the money laundering case.
The Delhi excise policy was scrapped in August 2022, and the CBI was roped in by the lieutenant governor to probe the alleged irregularities and corruption in the policy involving government authorities, bureaucrats, and liquor traders, among others. Based on the CBI FIR, the ED filed a case to probe the alleged laundering of the money generated through the scam.