38.6c New Delhi, India, Monday, July 22, 2024
Judiciary

Contemplating to make AAP an accused in Delhi liquor policy case: CBI, ED to Supreme Court

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      16 October, 2023 07:06 PM      0 Comments
Contemplating to make AAP an accused in Delhi liquor policy case CBI, ED to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The CBI and ED on Monday submitted before the Supreme Court that they are contemplating making the Aam Aadmi Party an accused in the Delhi liquor policy case.

Opposing bail plea by former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Additional Solicitor General S V Raju on behalf of CBI and ED told a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and S V N Bhatti that he has instructions to state that the agencies are considering making AAP an accused, invoking legal provisions on vicarious liability and also Section 70 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The court, however, asked Raju to clarify his stand on Tuesday, October 17, whether there will be separate charge against the AAP in cases being probed by two central agencies.

The bench also asked Raju to be careful with his statement as he said that would be the same offence

"Will it be a separate or the same offence in the ED case? Answer it tomorrow," the bench told him.

The court said in the corruption case, it will certainly be a separate charge. It asked further, will it be a separate charge in the CBI matter?

Raju replied that charge may be separate, but offence would be the same. The bench asked him to check up on this.

During the hearing, the bench asked Raju as to why arguments on framing of charge have not yet commenced and when they would begin.

"You cannot keep somebody behind ad infinitum because you are not confident as to when you can argue," the bench said, while adding once the chargesheet is filed, arguments must commence.

The CBI and ED alleged that AAP used the money for campaigning in the Goa assembly elections. They also claimed that AAP was a beneficiary of the kickbacks received from stakeholders who got liquor licences as part of a quid pro quo.

The court was hearing the bail plea by Sisodia who was arrested in the liquor policy scam case on February 26, 2023. 
 



Share this article:

About:

Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more

Follow:
TwitterLinkedinInstagram


Leave a feedback about this
Related Posts
View All

Another CBI Officer Investigating Rakesh Asthana Moves SC Against Transfer, Makes Startling Revelations Another CBI Officer Investigating Rakesh Asthana Moves SC Against Transfer, Makes Startling Revelations

After A.K. Bassi, another CBI officer who was investigating corruption allegations against Special Director Rakesh Asthana moved the Supreme Court.

Ayodhya verdict: SC rules in favour of Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board gets alternate land Ayodhya verdict: SC rules in favour of Ram Lalla, Sunni Waqf Board gets alternate land

SC bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has allotted the dispute site to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, while directing the government to allot an alternate 5 acre land within Ayodhya to Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque.

Supreme Court: Money Spent On Judiciary Less Than 1% In All States Except Delhi Supreme Court: Money Spent On Judiciary Less Than 1% In All States Except Delhi

The court guided all states to document their response to the commission's report within four weeks. If any of the states fail to file a response, it will be presumed that they have no objections to the recommendations made by the commission, the court said.

Supreme Court Top Panel Names Chief Justices for Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya High Courts Supreme Court Top Panel Names Chief Justices for Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya High Courts

The Orissa High Court has been without a permanent chief justice since January 5, 2020 after the retirement of former Chief Justice, KS Jhaveri. The high court is currently headed by acting Chief Justice Sanju Panda.

TRENDING NEWS


TOP STORIES

living-separately-for-15-years-marriage-dead-omar-abdullah-seeks-divorce-from-wife-in-sc
Trending Judiciary
'Living separately for 15 years, marriage dead,' Omar Abdullah seeks divorce from wife in SC

Omar Abdullah seeks SC intervention to dissolve his 30-year marriage with Payal Abdullah, citing 15 years of separation and a "dead" marriage.

16 July, 2024 10:46 AM
sc-notice-to-cbi-ed-on-manish-sisodia039;s-bail-plea-in-liquor-scam-case
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to CBI, ED on Manish Sisodia's bail plea in liquor scam case

SC issues notice to CBI, ED on Manish Sisodia's bail plea in liquor scam case. Hearing scheduled for July 29 by a newly constituted three-judge bench.

16 July, 2024 01:16 PM
state-govt-has-got-no-power-to-tinker-with-list-of-scheduled-castes-supreme-court
Trending Judiciary
State govt has got no power to tinker with list of Scheduled Castes: Supreme Court [Read Judgement]

The Supreme Court ruled that state governments lack the authority to modify the Scheduled Castes lists, a power reserved exclusively for Parliament under Article 341.

17 July, 2024 09:31 AM
sc-asks-telangana-govt-to-replace-judge-in-commission-of-inquiry-into-power-pact-by-previous-govt
Trending Judiciary
SC asks Telangana govt to replace judge in Commission of Inquiry into power pact by previous govt

SC directs Telangana govt to replace Justice L Narasimha Reddy in Commission of Inquiry probing former CM KCR's alleged power sector irregularities.

17 July, 2024 09:40 AM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email