A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order on a plea by the CBI seeking further three-day custody of former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, arrested in a corruption case related to the excise policy.
The CBI’s plea was opposed by Sisodia’s lawyer, who said the inefficiency of the agency to complete its probe cannot be a ground for remand and he cannot be asked to incriminate himself.
Sisodia, who was produced before special judge M. K. Nagpal, said non-cooperation cannot be a ground for custody and opposed the CBI’s plea for his remand.
There was a heavy security presence inside and outside the Rouse Avenue Courts premises.
The supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party staged a protest outside the premises and raised slogans.
Sisodia was granted five-day CBI custody on Monday. The CBI arrested Sisodia on Sunday evening in connection with alleged corruption in the formulation and implementation of the now-scrapped liquor policy for 2021–22.