The Supreme Court on Monday, 30 October, dismissed the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia. The former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister was arrested in February 2023 over allegations of money laundering and corruption in connection with the Delhi liquor excise policy case.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti pronounced the order on Monday, as per Bar and Bench.
The court said, "In the analysis, there are certain aspects which are doubtful...regarding transfer of 338 crore transfer is established. We have rejected the bail."
The apex court further stated to conclude the trial procedure in the case in six to eight months and added that if the trial proceeds at a slower pace, Sisodia can re-apply for bail at a later stage.
In the first week of october, the same bench had also emphasised that Section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) does not criminalise the generation of money.