Manish Sisodia is not granted bail in the Delhi Liquor Policy Money Laundering Case
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has refused bail to former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a money laundering case connected to the Delhi liquor policy issue.
The inquiry is at such a stage that it doesn't deserve giving bail, according to MK Nagpal, the judge of the special court, who denied Mr. Sisodia's request for bail.
Mr. Sisodia's bid for bail was rejected by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which said that the probe was at a "crucial" point. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader is accused by the ED of fabricating emails to show that the public had accepted the new alcohol regulation for the nation's capital.
In the alleged corruption case being looked into by the CBI, Mr. Sisodia's bail application was most recently turned down on March 31. According to the federal agency, Mr Sisodia was "prima facie the architect" of a plot to receive payments of between 90 and 100 crore rupees from a spirits lobby.
When Mr. Sisodia was initially released, the court declared that it would "adversely affect the ongoing inquiry."