New Delhi: In Delhi Excise Policy Case, Manish Sisodia has been sent to seven-day ED remand by Delhi Court on Friday. During the hearing, the ED had sought Sisodia’s custody for 10 days, alleging the scam started with drafting the excise policy, which was drafted by Sisodia and others. During this, Sisodia’s lawyer strongly opposed the ED.
Earlier, the court has reserved its verdict on former Delhi deputy chief minister Sisodia’s bail hearing in the CBI case related to liquor policy. It will be held on March 21.
The ED has sought 10-day remand of Manish Sisodia. The ED counsel told the court that the recommendations of the expert committee were ignored to benefit the South Group. The profit of the whole seller was increased. For that, changes were made in the old liquor policy.
During the hearing on the ED remand, the agency said that the Delhi liquor policy has created a system of illegal earnings by benefiting wholesalers. The ED said that a 10-day remand should be given for interrogation. Sisodia’s lawyer opposed it.
Sisodia’s lawyer said, “The agency will have to prove that Manish Sisodia is guilty of money laundering before making allegations. They have to establish that Sisodia has received Rs 20 crore or Rs 30 crore, or Rs 20-30 lakh or even Rs 20 to 30 illegally from anyone.”
The ED told the court that the wholesale business was given to some private people. The wholesaler was given a profit margin of 12 per cent, which was different from the opinion of the expert committee.
“We have material available that it was done at the behest of the arrested accused (Sisodia). Therefore, Sisodia’s remand is necessary,” ED told the court.