Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Supreme Court judge recuses from hearing Manish Sisodia’s plea for revival of bail petitions in excise policy cases – N.F Times

New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjay Kumar on Thursday recused from hearing pleas of AAP leader and former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia by which his bail petitions have been sought to be revived in the excise policy scam cases.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Sanjay Karol and Sanjay Kumar said another bench in which Justice Kumar is not a member will take up Sisodia’s two separate pleas for reviving his bail petitions in cases filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the excise policy ‘scam’ case.

As soon as the matter was taken up for hearing, Justice Khanna said, “Our brother has some difficulty. He will not like to hear this matter for personal reasons.”

Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Sisodia, requested the bench to list the matter urgently, saying time is of essence.
He said the trial has not yet commenced in both the cases.

The bench said another bench will take it up on July 15.

On June 4, the top court had refused to entertain the bail pleas of Sisodia in cases lodged by the CBI and the ED in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam.

Sisodia had earlier moved the apex court challenging the Delhi High Court’s May 21 verdict which dismissed his bail pleas in the cases probed by the two central agencies.

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