New Delhi: Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been granted permission by the Rouse Avenue court to visit his ailing wife at home on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Despite objections from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the court approved the visit. Sisodia, currently in jail in connection with the Delhi liquor scam, had applied for a five-day permission to attend to his wife, who recently experienced a severe multiple sclerosis attack and was diagnosed with psychological issues on April 25.
The court acknowledged that Sisodia’s wife has been battling multiple sclerosis for the past 20 years. However, it specified that the visit should not involve any political activities, meetings, or speeches, imposing restrictions similar to those set by the High Court in previous instances.
Sisodia’s counsel suggested the possibility of two separate visits instead of a continuous five-day stay, responding to the court’s view that the initial request was neither short nor reasonable. The counsel pointed out that the High Court had previously granted Sisodia permission for at least one day to visit his wife.
The CBI and ED opposed Sisodia’s request, arguing that it contradicted the Supreme Court’s directions when dismissing his regular bail plea. They contended that the Supreme Court had not granted Sisodia the liberty to seek permission for a home visit to meet his wife.