Delhi Excise Policy scam: SC rejects review plea of ​​Manish Sisodia seeking bail

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Delhi Excise Policy scam: SC rejects review plea of ​​Manish Sisodia seeking bail – Gudstory

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The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the review petition of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia against the apex court’s order denying him bail in a money laundering case linked to the excise policy scam in the national capital. .

The court rejected the review petition and said that there is no basis for review.

“We have carefully studied the review petitions and the grounds in support thereof. In our opinion, no case for review of the judgment dated 30.10.2023 is made out,” the Supreme Court said in its order.

The AAP leader had filed a review petition challenging the October 30 SC order denying him bail in a case related to the Delhi excise policy scam.

The former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26 for his alleged role in corruption in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Policy 2020-21. Since then he is in custody.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Sisodia in a money laundering case after questioning him in Tihar following the CBI FIR. Sisodia, who held the excise department, had resigned from the Delhi Cabinet on February 28 after his arrest.

The Arvind Kejriwal government in the national capital implemented the Delhi Excise Policy 2020-21 on November 17, 2021, but canceled it in late September 2022 amid corruption allegations.

The Delhi government had implemented the excise policy on November 17, 2021, but canceled it in late September 2022 amid corruption allegations.

Investigating agencies allege that under the new excise policy, the profit of wholesalers was arbitrarily increased from 5 percent to 12 percent. The agencies further said that the new policy resulted in cartelization and monetary benefits being given to those ineligible for liquor licenses.

However, the Delhi government and Sisodia rejected the allegations and said that the new policy will increase government revenue.

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Published: 14 Dec 2023, 09:12 PM IST

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