Manish Sisodia's bail plea verdict to be delivered by SC on Mondaytext_fields
New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on bail requests brought up by former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in instances pertaining to the now-scrapped excise policy on October 30.
A bench made up of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti will deliver the decision on Monday, according to the cause list that was posted on the Supreme Court's website.
Sisodia is behind bars in connection with alleged corruption and money laundering cases arising out of the alleged scam in the Delhi excise policy.
On October 17, the top court had reserved its decision on the bail petitions filed by Sisodia after hearing arguments from senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represented the former Deputy Chief Minister and Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju, who had appeared for the CBI and the ED.
On July 3, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court refused to grant bail to Sisodia saying that he was not able to meet the twin conditions for the grant of bail under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), and the triple test for grant of bail.
Earlier, Sisodia was denied bail by the High Court in the CBI case relating to the same scam after observing that the allegations against him were very serious.
The ED had arrested Sisodia on March 9, after the CBI arrested him on February 26 this year. In April, Special Judge MK Nagpal had denied bail to him holding that the evidence, prima facie, "speaks volumes" of his involvement in the commission of the offence.
With inputs from IANS