Supreme Court defers bail plea of Manish Sisodia in Liquor Scam Case to Oct 4
The bail petition of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with the Delhi liquor scam case came up for hearing in the Supreme Court today. However, the apex court deferred the hearing for October 4.
The bench, comprising Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice SVN Bhatt, adjourned the hearing on Sisodia’s bail petition to October 4, 2023. Sisodia’s counsel, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, requested 3 to 4 hours to argue the regular bail application.
Singhvi also raised concerns about the negative media coverage surrounding Sisodia’s case and suggested that guidelines should be established for media coverage in court. He mentioned that they would submit a list of such reports to the court.
The court responded by stating that they do not have the time to go through the media reports and that they are not influenced by such coverage.
Sisodia has sought bail in both the CBI and ED cases related to the liquor scam. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had rejected Sisodia’s bail plea in both cases.
The case revolves around allegations of corruption and irregularities in the sale of liquor in Delhi during Sisodia’s tenure as Deputy Chief Minister. The Supreme Court will continue to hear Sisodia’s bail petition on October 4, 2023