New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday told the CBI and ED that former deputy chief minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia cannot be kept in jail for an “indefinite period” in the Delhi excise policy cases.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti told Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the CBI and ED, “You cannot keep him behind (bars) for an indefinite period. You cannot keep him behind like this. Once a chargesheet is filed in a case, arguments on charge should commence immediately. ”
Sisodia was arrested by the CBI on February 26 for his alleged role in the ‘scam’. He has been in custody in Tihar jail since then.
Sisodia resigned from the Delhi cabinet on February 28.
The high court had denied him bail in the cases filed by the CBI and the ED.