Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI a day after he was arrested in the liquor policy case. He will be produced before the court and left the CBI headquarters. He is likely to move his bail plea in the case today on his wife's medical grounds. The CBI will press for the minister's custodial interrogation and that he had been uncooperative with the investigation in the case. Aam Aadmi Party AAP workers are protesting against Sisodia's arrest in Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, and other cities.
The case has progressed well so far:
The first draft of the excise policy did not contain any provisions that were later included in the final draft, according to legal sources of the CBI.
The Excise Policy 2021 -- 22 was formed on the suggestions of an expert committee report and was implemented by the Kejriwal government in Delhi.
It was later claimed that the excise policy was used to extend unue financial favors to liquor licensees.
The CBI seized Sisodia's digital devices to verify how changes were made in the draft policy and whether it was done to benefit select businessmen.
The agency is looking into the issue of whether these suggestions came from someone outside the excise department.
Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav came out in Sisodia's support and said the centre is misusing the ED and the CBI.
AAP leader Malvinder Kang said people should not raise derogatory slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi but you need to understand that people are upset and angry.
CPI M condemned Sisodia's arrest and accused the Centre of using agencies to target the opposition in an attempt to divert attention from the Adani issue.
The Aam Aadmi Party claims that around 80 per cent of its leaders have been arrested by the Delhi Police since Sunday and questioned if anyone could be arrested for more than 24 hours.
AAP Mumbai Chief and National Executive Member Preeti Sharma Menon has been arrested for protesting Sisodia's arrest.