Liquor policy case: Delhi Court extends Manish Sisodia’s remand till July 6

Sisodia was arrested by CBI in February last year

Manish sisodia (File) Delhi Police personnel escort former minister Manish Sisodia form Rajghat ahead of his questioning by CBI in the liquor policy case on Sunday | PTI

A Delhi Court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other accused in the liquor policy case till July 6. 

Hearing the case, Delhi's Rouse Avenue court extended the remand of Sisodia and other accused in the case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with an alleged scam in now scrapped Delhi liquor policy. The Aam Aadmi Party leader is also serving remand in money laundering case registered in connection with the alleged scam.

The CBI as well as the ED have alleged that irregularities were committed while modifying the Delhi excise policy, undue favours were extended to licence holders, licence fee was waived or reduced and licences were extended without the competent authority's approval.

The beneficiaries allegedly diverted "illegal" gains to the accused officials and made false entries in their books of account to evade detection, the probe agencies have alleged.

Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26, 2023, for his alleged role in the "scam". Sisodia resigned from the Delhi cabinet on February 28 last year.

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