New Delhi: A Special Court on Tuesday listed AAP leader Manish Sisodia’s bail matter in the CBI case linked to the Delhi excise policy scam for March 24 for the filing of written submissions by CBI and filing of relevant judgments.
This comes in the backdrop of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposing the bail plea of Manish Sisodia, and saying that they have prescribed 60 days to file the chargesheet after the arrest. “Sisodia was arrested on February 26, 2023, and if released on bail now he will jeopardize our investigation as the destruction of evidence was a constant practice,” the agency claimed.
CBI said, “If he is granted bail, it will scuttle and compromise our investigation as the influence and interference is writ large.”
Special Public Prosecutor for CBI, Advocate DP Singh submitted that Manish Sisodia said that he destroyed phones because he wanted to upgrade. There was no upgradation done.
“According to our investigation, he (Manish Sisodia) did this to destroy the chat. He might not be at flight risk, but he is a definite risk who will destroy evidence, this cannot be ignored,” Special PP for CBI said while opposing Sisodia’s bail plea.
CBI also submitted that between 14-17 March 2021, South Group was residing in Oberoi, they prepared a note and took a printout. They got 36 pages of photocopies. There were meetings and the printout was done.
“As far as our case is concerned, do we find such money that comes from hawala sources, we can assume, it is not important, we have evidence to show that clauses were given and on that Group of Minister, the report was prepared,” the CBI said.