Sisodia withdraws bail application from HC

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Sisodia withdraws bail application from HC

Thursday, 25 May 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday withdrew his interim bail application from the Delhi High Court in cases related to alleged irregularities in formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy, saying the medical condition of his wife was stable.

Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma allowed Sisodia to withdraw the interim bail applications.

 The senior AAP leader is being probed by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over alleged corruption and money laundering. 

Sisodia is lodged in Tihar jail in judicial custody. He had filed both regular and interim bail pleas on various grounds including his wife’s poor health.

Senior advocate Mohit Mathur, representing Sisodia, said since the order on the main bail plea in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case is already reserved and the condition of the AAP leader’s wife is now stable, he does not wish to press for interim bail.

However, Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, representing the CBI and ED, said it was not a simple case of withdrawal of bail applications.

Raju said the move has come after he accused Sisodia of deliberate suppression of facts by not mentioning in court about the discharge of his wife from hospital.

The High Court took note of the law officer’s submission regarding suppression of facts and said without going into any such contention, the application is dismissed as


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