Supreme Court Scrutinizes ED’s Custody of AAP MP Sanjay Singh Amidst Bail Hearing

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has raised probing questions to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the prolonged detention of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh. Despite a six-month incarceration without any discovery of funds, the ED insists on further custody. The apex court is set to reconvene for a subsequent hearing at 2 PM.

In defense of Singh, his attorney, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, argued the absence of incriminating statements against his client. Singhvi highlighted that Singh was not listed as an accused in the charge sheet, and the allegations of receiving Rs 1 crore on two separate occasions were baseless.

Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also sought bail, asserting his diminished influence and passing the ‘triple test’ for bail eligibility.

The controversy stems from the Delhi High Court’s February 7 decision to deny Singh bail in a money laundering case linked to the infamous Delhi liquor scam. The High Court urged for an expedited trial, even as the ED portrayed Singh as a central figure in the scam, allegedly profiting Rs 2 crore from the illicit activities.

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The case has garnered significant attention, with the Supreme Court’s scrutiny of the ED’s rationale for custody adding a new dimension to the ongoing legal battle.