Former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was denied bail by the Supreme Court in a case related to the transfer of ₹338 crore. The court stated that this money transfer aspect has been tentatively established, leading to the rejection of Sisodia’s bail application. This decision dealt a blow to Sisodia, who had filed pleas in connection with both CBI and ED cases.
Following Supreme Court’s ruling BJP leaders seized on opportunity to criticize Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its top leadership, including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari suggested that Sisodia’s denial of bail indicated the involvement of AAP’s top leaders in alleged liquor scam hinting at possible arrests including that of Kejriwal.
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The BJP’s national spokesperson, Shehzad Poonawala, emphasized that the Supreme Court’s verdict proved that a ₹338 crore money trail leading to the AAP had been established. He criticized Kejriwal for defending those involved and called for his immediate resignation, alleging Kejriwal’s own role in matter.
The Supreme Court’s decision means Sisodia will remain in jail for at least another three months. The court allowed a provision for Sisodia to apply for bail if the trial progresses slowly or inefficiently during this period.
This development has significant political implications, raising questions about the AAP’s integrity and prompting calls for accountability from the opposition. The denial of bail has intensified the scrutiny on the AAP leadership and their involvement in the alleged financial irregularities, making it a major topic of public and political discourse.