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Manish Sisodia gets three-day interim bail in Delhi liquor policy case

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A Delhi court on Monday granted three days’ interim bail to former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to attend his niece’s wedding, reported PTI.

Sisodia was arrested on February 26 last year by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Delhi government’s excise policy that came into effect in November 2021. On March 9, the Enforcement Directorate arrested him in the same case.

He had moved the court recently seeking bail for five days, stating that he had to perform certain rituals in the wedding, being the only male member of the family, according to The Indian Express.

The Central Bureau of Investigation opposed the bail plea, stating that Sisodia is highly influential and could tamper with evidence. The Enforcement Directorate said that one day of relief was enough to attend the wedding.

Hearing the case on Monday, special judge MK Nagpal granted Sisodia interim bail from February 13 to 15.

The judge also asked the former deputy chief minister if it was alright to send security personnel with him to the function. “I [Sisodia] do not want to humiliate my family with cops hovering around me,” he responded.

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