Delhi excise policy case: SC to hear Sisodia's plea to revive earlier petition seeking bail on July 11

The petition was earlier disposed of by the top court.
Last Updated : 10 July 2024, 14:53 IST

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A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear on July 11 a plea by the AAP and former minister Manish Sisodia to revive an earlier petition seeking bail in Delhi excise policy case that was disposed of by the apex court.

On June 4, the top court had refused to entertain the bail pleas of Sisodia in cases lodged by the CBI and the ED in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam.

While declining the bail, the bench on June 4, had said Sisodia can revive his petitions for bail after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) file their final prosecution complaint and charge sheet, respectively, in the cases involving alleged corruption and money laundering.

A prosecution complaint is the ED's equivalent of a charge sheet.

The top court had on October 30 last year dismissed Sisodia's regular bail pleas in the cases but gave him liberty to approach courts for relief if there was a change in the circumstances or trial got protracted.

A vacation bench of Justices Aravind Kumar and Sandeep Mehta had noted the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED and the CBI, that the central probe agencies would file their final prosecution complaint and charge sheet by July 3.

Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26, 2023 for his alleged role in the liquor policy case. The ED arrested him in the money laundering case stemming from the CBI FIR on March 9, 2023.

He resigned from the Delhi cabinet on February 28, 2023.

(With PTI inputs)

Published 10 July 2024, 14:53 IST

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