BJP welcomes HC’s order, says former Deputy CM liable for action for graft

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BJP welcomes HC’s order, says former Deputy CM liable for action for graft

Wednesday, 31 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The BJP on Monday welcomed the denial of bail to former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia saying the politician is “liable for action” against him for “corruption” in framing of the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy. Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said that the Delhi High Court denial bail to Sisodia is a tight slap on the face of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal who has been giving clean chit to Sisodia. Bidhuri said Kejriwal should now apologize for the same.

Addressing a press conference, BJP leader and Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi said: “There is a very famous proverb which says, fence eating the crop. This comes to my mind because there is a strong suspicion that those who are supposed to protect and uphold the law have become the violators of law … indulged in corruption and caused harm to the public exchequer.”  Referring to Sisodia, she said being a public servant he was liable to be probed by the CBI and ED for “altering the policy to favour some people and some companies.”

 Lekhi read out the High Court’s order on Sisodia’s bail application as well certain portions of the supplementary charge sheet filed by the probe agency in the trial court.  She said, “the charges of cartelisation and corruption have been furnished and supplemented... And, the pending action under the law by the CBI and ED is awaited. That’s why bail application was rejected.”

Bidhuri said that the dismissal of bail application is the clear indication that corruption took place through excise policy.

Bidhuri said that the comments made by the court while rejecting the bail plea of Manish Sisodia should open the eyes of the AAP leaders.

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