Arrested After the Supreme Court denied his plea for a bail hearing, Delhi minister Manish Sisodia was arrested and taken to Tihar Jail. For violating the liquor policy, he has been placed in judicial custody until March 20.
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia has been moved to Tihar Jail No. 1 after a special court ordered him to be held in judicial custody until March 20 in connection with the liquor policy case.
He was in charge of 18 out of the Delhi government's 33 portfolios at the time of his arrest. In this election year, the arrest of Kejriwal's closest ally has set off a tremendous political brawl between the AAP and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sisodia has been charged with corruption in connection with the Delhi liquor policy, which was scrapped after Lt. Governor VK Saxena requested a CBI investigation. The allegation was that the government violated the law and gave liquor vend owners improper benefits.
According to AAP, Sisodia is being "mentally tortured and harassed" by the CBI to accept the "baseless" accusations levelled against him.
The court ordered the Tihar jail administration to give consideration to Sisodia's request to be permitted to practise Vipassana meditation while also allowing him to bring the Bhagavad Gita, glasses, and other personal items into custody.
After the Supreme Court denied his bail application, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi moved to a Delhi court to seek bail in the scam case.
The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha stated that someone cannot approach the apex court directly because the person has remedies before the trial court as well as the Delhi High Court.
Following his arrest by the central agency last week, Manish Sisodia resigned from Arvind Kejriwal's Cabinet.
Former Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain has also been detained in the same jail for more than three months in connection with a different scam case being investigated by the CBI and ED.