Supreme Court refuses to entertain Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia's plea against his arrest by CBI, suggests him to move high court
The Supreme Court today declined to interfere in the case against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The Chief Justice said, "This is regarding prevention of corruption act. Vinod Dua's case was a very different this is a corruption case. Go to High court".
"Our doors are open, but we are not ready to entertain. This will be a very bad precedent," Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said.
Manish Sisodia on Tuesday approached Supreme Court for bail in the liquor policy case. The court initially observed that the arrested AAP leader has remedies under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to approach the Delhi High Court for bail and seek the quashing of the FIR. However, Abhishek Singhvi - Mr Sisodia's lawyer cited the Supreme Court's judgment in the Vinod Dua case as the reason why they approached the Supreme Court. After this, the Chief Justice said they will hear the matter this evening itself.
The CBI on Sunday evening arrested Mr Sisodia in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021-22.