BREAKING| Delhi High Court allows Manish Sisodia to meet his ill wife at home from 10am to 5pm tomorrow under custody

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Sisodia had moved the high court again seeking interim bail, citing the ill health of his wife. He has sought bail for 6 weeks.

Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia on Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking ‘interim bail’ in the cases registered by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the excise policy scam.

The bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma allowed Sisodia to meet his ill wife under custody tomorrow i.e. June 3, from 10 am to 5 pm as per rule. 

"Let the petitioner be taken to his house in custody from 10 am to 5 pm tomorrow as per rules. However, he should not interact with media in any manner. Nor shall the petitioner meet anybody except members of the family, neither should he have any access to the phone/internet", the court ordered.

Justice Sharma also directed for the medical report to be verified. Furthermore, the court directed the medical report of Sisodia's wife to be furnished by tomorrow evening positively.

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju for the ED, opposed the plea and said that a similar plea on the same grounds was sought earlier, which was withdrawn later. Raju also said that Sisodia may be allowed to visit his wife under a Police escort.

Notably, on May 24, Sisodia “withdrew” interim bail pleas filed by him in CBI and ED cases before the Court in the Delhi excise policy scam case to take care of his ailing wife.

The court had then ordered, “Noting that the condition of the petitioner’s wife has improved and is stable, the interim applications are dismissed as withdrawn”.

It is to be noted that on May 11, a single-judge bench had directed the Jail Superintendent of Tihar Jail to ensure video conference meetings of AAP leader Manish Sisodia with his wife every alternate day as per jail rules till the disposal of his bail application.

The court had ordered, “The superintendent of jail to ensure VC meetings [of Manish Sisodia] with his wife on every alternate day between 3 to 4 pm till disposal of the bail application as per Jail Rules”.

Case Title: Manish Sisodia v. Directorate of Enforcement