‘Not the time for celebration, but struggle’: AAP MP Sanjay Singh walks out of jail after six months

Singh meets CM Kejriwal’s wife Sunita

AAP MP Sanjay Singh addresses after he came out of the Tihar Jail | PTI AAP MP Sanjay Singh addresses after he came out of the Tihar Jail | PTI

Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh was released from Tihar jail on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court granted him bail in the Delhi excise policy scam case. Singh had been lodged in the high-security prison since October 13, 2023.

The AAP leader walked out of jail at 8.11 pm as scores of party workers, who had assembled outside the prison, raised slogans "dekho dekho kaun aaya, sher aaya, sher aaya" and "Sanjay Singh zinadabad", and showered petals on him.

Singh was seen climbing atop a vehicle parked outside the jail and addressing the supporters gathered there.  Delhi cabinet minister Saurabh Bharadwaj and AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak were also present outside the jail.

 "Arvind Kejriwal and our leaders have been put behind bars and I am fully confident that 'ye jail ke taale tutenge hamare sare neta chutenge (The locks of jail will break and all our leaders will come out),” he said.

"I want to say that this is not the time to celebrate, but struggle," said the Rajya Sabha MP.

Singh later went to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house and met his wife Sunita. In a video shared by the party, Singh is seen touching the feet of Sunita when he met her.

Bharadwaj said the party will continue its struggle till its top leaders including Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain are released from jail.

"Sanjay Singh's words that the time is for struggle not celebrations because leaders of the party including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain are still in jail. Our three leaders are in jail so the party will continue to struggle," he told reporters.

Soon after Singh’s release, the AAP said in a post in Hindi: "The lion broke the chains of the dictator and came out."

The Supreme Court granted bail to Singh on Tuesday, after the Enforcement Directorate said that it no longer required his custody.

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi, meanwhile, asked the AAP leader to surrender his passport and directed him not to tamper with evidence or influence witnesses in the case.  Special Judge Kaveri Baweja gave the directions while passing the order for Singh’s release. 


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