Delhi High Court : Delhi High Court issues notice to CBI, ED on Manish Sisodia’s bail plea, next hearing May 8

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The Delhi High Court has accepted the former Delhi chief minister’s request to meet his wife once a week

The Delhi High Court on May 3 issued notices to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a bail plea filed by former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in the liquor policy cases. Delhi High Court

The court, which will now hear the case on May 8, accepted Sisodia’s request to meet his wife once a week after the Enforcement Directorate didn’t object to the request. Delhi High Court

On April 30, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court dismissed the second bail application moved by the Aam Aadmi Party leader in cases registered by the CBI and the ED in connection with the now-scrapped liquor excise policy 2021-22. Delhi High Court

Sisodia is in judicial custody and lodged in Delhi’s high-security Tihar Jail. He was arrested by the CBI on February 26, 2023 and by the ED on March 9. Delhi High Court

He has been refused bail by a lower court, the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. An accused can apply for bail a second time if there is a change in circumstances. Delhi High Court

The Case:

  • Manish Sisodia, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, is currently in judicial custody facing charges related to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi Excise Policy.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are investigating the case. Delhi High Court

The Bail Plea:

  • Sisodia had filed bail pleas in both the CBI and ED cases, which were rejected by a lower court.
  • He then appealed to the Delhi High Court for bail. Delhi High Court

The Latest Development:

  • On Friday, May 3, 2024, the Delhi High Court issued notices to the CBI and ED in response to Sisodia’s bail pleas.
  • This means the court has asked these agencies to respond to Sisodia’s arguments for bail.
  • The next hearing for the case is scheduled for May 8, 2024. Delhi High Court

Additional Points:

  • Sisodia has been denied bail previously, including by the Supreme Court.
  • He is currently allowed to visit his ill wife once a week in custody, as per a lower court order. The High Court has allowed this to continue during the bail plea hearing. Delhi High Court

What to Watch For:

  • The arguments presented by Sisodia’s lawyers and the responses from the CBI and ED during the May 8th hearing.
  • The court’s decision on whether to grant bail or not. Delhi High Court

It’s important to note that this is an ongoing case, and the final verdict is yet to be reached. Delhi High Court

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