The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 28 February, refused to entertain a plea filed by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia challenging his arrest in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.
The CBI had arrested the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader after questioning him for over seven hours on Sunday.
'Go To The High Court': A bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said that it cannot intervene because Sisodia has "alternative remedies."
Sisodia's lawyer Abhishek Singhvi contended that his arrest was illegal as his name was not in the CBI chargesheet and the CBI's allegation that he was not cooperating in the investigation was a weak excuse.
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, responding to this, said:
"Go to the high court. Our doors are open, but we are not ready to hear it at this stage."
Source: The Quint