New Delhi, June 03, 2023: Manish Sisodia, under arrest in cases related to alleged irregularities in the city government’s excise policy, was on Saturday allowed to meet his ailing wife at his residence.
According to sources with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sisodia reached his residence at Mathura Road this morning after he was granted bail from 10 am to 5 pm today. Sources also said the former Delhi deputy chief minister would remain in house custody during the bail period.
Meanwhile, the health of Sisodia’s wife deteriorated and she was admitted to the hospital.
Sisodia was first arrested by the CBI on February 26 for his alleged role in the scam and has been in custody since then. The high court had denied him bail in the CBI case on May 30.
He was arrested on March 9 in a case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and is currently in judicial custody.
Allowing him to meet his wife, the high court made it clear that Sisodia shall not interact with the media, or any other person except his family members, and also not access his phone or the internet.
“Let the petitioner be taken to his house tomorrow from 10 AM to 5 PM to meet his wife,” the court said.
The Delhi government implemented the policy on November 17, 2021, but scrapped it at the end of September 2022 amid allegations of corruption.
On May 30, the court dismissed the bail plea of Sisodia in the excise policy scam being probed by the CBI, saying he is an influential person who could influence witnesses, who are mostly public servants, and the allegations against him are very serious in nature.
Courtesy: India Today