Manish Sisodia, a former deputy chief minister of Delhi, submitted a bail application in the current case regarding the liquor policy excise scam. Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister of the Delhi Government, was the subject of an FIR for anomalies in the formulation and execution of the excise policy for 2021–2022. According to the Office Memorandum, Sisodia, Arva Gopi Krishna, Pankaj Bhatnagar, and Arva Gopi Krishna played a key role in making recommendations and adopting decisions without having the proper power to grant licensees post-tender unwarranted favours. In accordance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act of 2002, the ED has filed a money laundering complaint against Sisodia. The claims were that Sisodia drafted the tax policy in a way that made it possible for producers, distributors, and retailers to recover upfront payments and benefit unfairly from the new excise policy provisions. The Delhi High Court declined to grant Sisodia bail, noting the seriousness of the charges and the necessity for an alternative strategy. Sisodia petitioned the Supreme Court after feeling offended by the Delhi High Court’s ruling.
Supreme Court order
The Central Bureau of Investigation and Directorate of Enforcement received notice from the Three Judge Bench of Supreme Court Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Bela M. Trivedi, and Ujjal Bhuyan. The court stated that it was considering the party’s position in addition to his wife’s physical condition while deciding this matter.