Manish Sisodia Gets Bail; Permitted to Visit His Unwell Wife
On Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Manish Sisodia has been permitted to see his wife, who is ailing.
NEW DELHI: In granting Sisodia's request for release, the high court stipulated that he must refrain from communicating with the public or anybody other than his family members, as well as refrain from using his phone or the internet. He was taken into custody by a judge on March 9 in connection with the ED case.
On Saturday, Manish Sisodia was permitted to see his unwell wife at his home while being detained in connection with investigations into possible anomalies in the municipal government's excise policy.
After being granted bail today between 10 am and 5 pm, Sisodia arrived at his Mathura Road home this morning, according to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sources.
The former deputy chief minister of Delhi would reportedly stay under home detention for the duration of the bail.
In the meantime, Sisodia's wife's health deteriorated, and she was sent to the hospital.
The CBI initially detained Sisodia on February 26 for his suspected involvement in the scam, and he has been in detention ever since then. On May 30, the high court refused to grant him bail in the CBI case.
He is currently being held in judicial prison after being detained on March 9 in connection with a case brought by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The high court granted his request to meet his wife but made it plain that Sisodia was not to communicate with the media, anybody outside of his immediate family, or use the internet or his phone.
“Let the petitioner be taken to his house tomorrow from 10 AM to 5 PM to meet his wife,” the court said.
On November 17, 2021, the Delhi government put the policy into effect; however, amid accusations of corruption, it was abandoned by the end of September 2022.
He is currently in judicial detention after being detained on March 9 in connection with the case brought by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
On May 30, the court denied Sisodia's request for bail in the excise policy fraud case under investigation by the CBI, stating that because of his position of power and the seriousness of the charges against him, witnesses, many of whom are government employees, might be swayed.
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