New Delhi:- Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was today sent to judicial custody till March 20 by a special court, can carry a copy of Bhagavad Gita with him during his stay in Tihar Jail. The court has also allowed him to take the medicines prescribed in the medical examination.
Mr Sisodia, arrested on February 26 in the Delhi Liquor Policy case, had sought permission from the court to carry a pair of spectacles, a diary and a pen. Rouse Avenue Court gave permission
The court also directed the jail superintendent to consider the request of the senior Aam Aadmi Party leader to be kept in a Vipassana or meditation room.
Special Judge MK Nagpal sent him to judicial custody for 14 days after observing that the CBI has not sought his further custody, but it may be sought later, if required.
During the hearing, the CBI said that Mr. Sisodia had not supported the investigation and that his party and leaders were politicizing the case.
The petition will be heard on Friday
Earlier, Mr. Sisodia submitted in the court that the CBI officers “are treating me with respect and giving everything and not using any third degree. But they make me sit for nine to 10 hours everyday Have been and are asking the same question again and again.” He said that this is nothing less than mental harassment.
Instructions to CBI not to ask questions repeatedly
Mr. Sisodia also said that keeping them in custody would not serve any worthwhile purpose as all the seizures have already been made.
His bail application stated that he joined the probe when called by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the other accused arrested in the case have already been granted bail.
Earlier, the court had sent Mr. Sisodia to seven-day CBI remand and directed that during this period the accused would be interrogated at one place with CCTV coverage and the said footage as per the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court. Protected by CBI…
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The court observed that the accused had joined the investigation in this case on the first two occasions, but he failed to give satisfactory answers to most of the questions put to him during his examination and interrogation and thus, failed to make a valid interpretation of the evidence . Which has allegedly turned against him in the investigation conducted so far.
Mr Sisodia has been accused of corruption in the liquor policy, which was scrapped after Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena recommended a CBI probe. Two days after his arrest, he resigned from the Delhi cabinet.
He had earlier approached the Supreme Court for bail, but it refused to intervene and asked him to approach the High Court.