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CBI opposes bail plea of Manish Sisodia in Supreme Court; says he engaged in conspiracy to monopolise and cartelise liquor trade in Delhi

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The CBI has apprised the Supreme Court that AAP leader and former Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia was engaged in criminal conspiracy with accused from South India to monopolise and cartelise liquor trade in the national capital.

On July 27, a counter-affidavit was filed by the central agency contending that the former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister had fabricated public opinion regarding the erstwhile Delhi excise policy.

The Central agency also added that the request for temporary interim medical bail for the ailment of Sisodia’s wife, is not new.The agency added that the treatment has been going on for 23 years.

The affidavit stated that the condition of applicants wife as per the medical documents is neither severe nor serious enough to release the applicant on bail and the same also cannot be taken to mean that she cannot take care of herself or has to necessarily taken care of by the applicant only.

The affidavit also stated that the petitioner withdrew medical bail plea before the Delhi High Court after it was pointed out that the Petitioner had suppressed vital facts in relation to the discharge of his wife from the hospital.

It was further submitted that Sisodia does not meet the triple test for bail in such cases, as he is politically influential, has already destroyed evidence, and been non-cooperative during questioning.

The affidavit was filed opposing the plea for bail filed by Sisodia.

A bench comprising of Justice Sanjiv Khanna,Justice Bela M Trivedi and Ujjal Bhuyan had sought response on the bail plea of Sisodia from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Sisodia, who is charged in the excise policy scam case, moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court orders denying him bail in the cases registered against him by the CBI and the ED.

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