Delhi Excise Policy Scam: SC dismisses Manish Sisodia’s curative petition seeking bail in the money laundering case

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In a recent order, the Supreme Court (SC) bench dismissed the curative petition filed by Manish Sisodia (Aam Aadmi Party Leader and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister) seeking bail in the money laundering case connected to the Delhi Excise Policy Scam. The bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice S.V.N. Bhatti, and Justice B.R. Gavai declined the open court hearing. The order states, “We have gone through the Curative petitions and the connected documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra.” On October 30, 2023, the SC denied bail to AAP leader Manish Sisodia and said “We are dismissing the application for bail, but we have made one pointed observation which is that they have assured that the trial will be concluded within six to eight months. So within three months, if the trial proceeds sloppily or slowly, he’ll be entitled to file an application for bail.” Earlier on February 05, 2024, the SC agreed to list Manish Sisodia’s curative petitions seeking bail. However, on March 13, 2024, the SC bench dismissed the curative petitions by Sisodia seeking bail.