Delhi HC grants interim relief to Manish Sisodia to meet ailing wife

Former Delhi Deputy CM is in custody in relation to Delhi Excise Policy case

| Updated: 02 June, 2023 5:44 pm IST
Former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia has been granted interim relief by the Delhi high court to meet his ailing wife at home on June 3.

Sisodia, who is currently in custody in the Delhi excise policy case, will be allowed to meet his wife from 10 am to 5 pm.

The court has also sought the medical records of Sisodia’s wife by tomorrow. Sisodia’s wife, Sunita, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, a potentially disabling disease of the brain and central nervous system.

Sisodia, who has resigned as the Delhi deputy chief minister following his arrest in the case, will not be able to meet anyone except his family members while he is on interim bail. He won’t be allowed to use the internet or interact with the media either.

Sisodia had sought interim bail citing his wife’s poor health. The court today reserved its order on the bail plea.

Incidentally, three days ago, the Delhi high court rejected Sisodia’s bail application saying the allegations against him were serious.

Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26 in the Delhi liquor policy case. On March 9, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Manish Sisodia in the same case, after hours of questioning at Tihar Jail.

The Delhi government implemented the liquor policy on November 17, 2021, but scrapped it at the end of September 2022 amid allegations of corruption. The senior AAP leader is being probed by the CBI and the ED over alleged corruption and money laundering.

Sisodia has denied all the allegations against him and has called the case a “political witch hunt”. He has said that he will fight all the charges against him and will emerge victorious.

The AAP has also slammed the BJP-led central government for targeting Sisodia. The party has accused the government of using the CBI and the ED to harass its leaders. The case is likely to be heard again by the Delhi High Court on June 4.

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