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‘Satyamev Jayate’, says Atishi after Sanjay Singh gets bail from Supreme Court

Delhi minister Atishi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict after it granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh in the Delhi excise policy case. 

“Satyamev Jayate,” the minister wrote on social platform X.

Singh, who was arrested last October in connection with the case, was granted bail by a top court bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Dipankar Datta and P B Varale. The Enforcement Directorate said it has no objection if Singh is given bail in the case.

The top court said terms and conditions for Sanjay Singh’s bail in money laundering case will be fixed by trial court.

The bail to Sanjay Singh is a relief to the Aam Aadmi Party, which has been hit by a major crisis following the arrest of Delhi chief minister and party convenor Arvind Kejriwal. The 55-year-old leader is in judicial custody till April 15. 

On October 4 last year, Singh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate  after day long raids at his residence in connection with the agency’s money laundering probe into the excise policy case. 

The central agency had alleged that Sanjay Singh had played a key role in the formulation and implementation of the now scrapped policy, which is said to have benefited certain liquor manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

According to an ED chargesheet filed against jailed AAP leader Manish Sisodia in May last year, a restaurateur named Dinesh Arora was extremely close to both Singh and ex-Delhi deputy CM. 

Arora was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in July last year. The accused-turned-approver was named by ED as a key person in the case. According to the agency,  Arora initially met Singh, through whom he came in contact with Sisodia during a party at his own restaurant Unplugged Courtyard.

Arora claimed he received a call from Sanjay Singh in 2020 who said that the AAP was in need of funds for the assembly elections, asking him to seek funding from other restaurant owners. 

AAP leader Sanjay Singh. (PTI)

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