Delhi Court Fixes April 5 For Hearing Sisodia's Bail Plea
New Delhi [India]: The Rouse Avenue Court on Saturday fixed April 5 for a hearing on the bail plea of former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia in a money laundering case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the excise policy of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD).
The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday filed its lengthy reply opposing bail plea in the court. The Special Judge MK Nagpal adjourned the matter for April 5 and asked the ED and served a copy of the reply to Sisodia’s lawyer. Sisodia is presently in Judicial Custody till April 5 in an ED case related to the Excise case.
Earlier, while sending Sisodia on ED remand Court said it cannot be ignored that investigation into an ED case is a complicated affair and keeping in view the intricacies of the case, the multiplicity of the persons/accused involved in the commission of the alleged offence of money laundering and the huge volume of the records or data seized during the investigation and required to be analysed by the Investigating Agency, it is bound to take some time and the IO or Investigating Agency cannot be faulted or blamed for the same, though they are duty bound to do and conclude it as early as possible.
Appearing for the ED earlier, advocates Zohaib Hossain submitted that huge mail data, mobile data all of that is being forensically analyzed. The mobile phone was changed the day when LG wrote to the CBI, which was used by Sisodia for a long time, it was submitted.
Counsel for ED had further submitted that the statements were confirmed by the recovery of the data received from the computer of the arrestee. Mobile data, email data, and cloud data were also received during the interpretation.