A Delhi court has ordered Manish Sisodia, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, to be held in judicial custody until April 5 in a money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy. Sisodia has requested permission from the court to bring religious and spiritual books during his custody, which the court has asked him to apply for. The court has also sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate regarding Sisodia’s bail plea in the case by March 25.
Sisodia was arrested on March 9 by the ED, which is investigating alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-canceled Delhi excise policy for 2021-22. Sisodia’s absence was noted during the budget presentation, which was presented by Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot, who announced a budget of Rs 78,800 crore for the financial year 2023-24, including nine schemes as part of the G-20 preparations