Sisodia’s CBI Custody Extended for 2 Days; AAP Protests Outside Court

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NEW DELHI — A court here on Saturday extended the CBI custody of former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was arrested by the agency in connection with the now-scrapped excise policy case, for two days.

Special CBI Judge M.K. Nagpal of the Rouse Avenue Court has also listed Sisodia’s bail plea for March 10.

The AAP leader while addressing the court said that the CBI were asking the same questions again and again and it is mental harassment.

“They are not using third degree. But sitting for eight to nine hours and answering same questions again and again, that too, is mental harassment,” he told the Court.

The court had also directed the CBI to conduct his medical exams at regular intervals.

The central probe agency had arrested Sisodia on February 26 after eight hours of questioning.

AAP party supporters protest outside court in New Delhi on Saturday

Protest outside Court

Aam Aadmi party leaders and workers on Saturday protested outside the Rouse Avenue Court demanding the release of jailed former chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Hundreds of party workers gathered before Sisodia’s appearance outside the Rouse Avenue court which is just few metres from the party office on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.

Sisodia was given five-day CBI custody in the Excise Police case which ended on Saturday and he was brought back to the court. The workers raised slogans like ‘Manish Sisodia ko riha karo’ (release Manish Sisodia).

The party workers took to the street hours after the AAP’s Delhi convener and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh held a meeting with some of the workers at the party headquarters.

Meanwhile, heavy security has been deployed and the road outside the party office has been blocked.

Notably, Sisodia was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the excise policy scam matter after a day-long questioning on February 26. — IANS

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