BREAKING: Supreme Court grants bail to AAP's Sanjay Singh in liquor policy scam

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Singh has also moved the top court challenging the high court's dismissal of his plea against his arrest and remand by the ED in a case related to the excise policy scam after he was arrested on October 4 

The Supreme Court today granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh in a money laundering case related to the Delhi excise policy scam.

"We direct that Sanjay Singh be released on bail on terms and conditions fixed by the trial court. We clarify that the concession given today will not be treated as a precedence.", a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Dipankar Datta and PB Varale ordered.

Notably, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju told court that ED had no objection if Singh was released on bail during the pendency of proceedings. This submission was made by ASG Raju after ED was asked earlier today if further custody of Singh was required.

He has been inside for 6 months now, Justice Khanna had said.

In February, court had issued notice in Singh's bail plea and had sought the Enforcement Directorate's response. The instant SLP was also tagged with Singh's plea challenging his arrest and remand .

Singh has also challenged the Delhi High Court's dismissal of his plea against ED's arrest. 

The bench of Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma had while dismissing Singh's plea said, "At a premature stage, where investigation is yet to take place, this court doesn't find any ground to interfere with the order of remand or arrest".

Initially, Special Judge MK Nagpal of Rouse Avenue Court on October 13 had remanded the AAP leader to 14 days Judicial custody. 

Singh was arrested on October 4 by the ED in the money laundering case. According to reports, Singh was taken into custody after day-long searches on his residence. 

The AAP MP was arrested a day later, after a Delhi Court allowed Raghav Magunta, son of YSR Congress MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, and businessman Dinesh Arora, both accused in the case, to "turn approvers".

Arora and Magunta were arrested by the agency earlier last year and are out on bail. Besides the two, businessman and AAP's communication in-charge Vijay Nair was also arrested in September 2022, and former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was arrested in February last year.

Case Title: Sanjay Singh vs. ED