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Delhi Liquor Policy Case: AAP Leader Sanjay Singh Released On Bail

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last October in a money laundering case linked to the Delhi liquor policy scam, was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court clarified that this bail decision shouldn’t set a precedent. A trial court will decide Singh’s bail terms.

The Supreme Court also allowed Singh to continue his political activities during bail. The ED, represented by Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, stated willingness to concede on the bail matter without discussing the case’s merits.

This scandal has also led to the arrests of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his former deputy, Manish Sisodia, and opposition leader of Bharat Rashtra Samithi’s K Kavitha, just weeks before a general election.

During a press conference in the capital, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi minister Atishi stated on Tuesday (April 2) that she feels pressured by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join their party or face arrest by the Enforcement Directorate within a month.

Atishi mentioned that the BJP delivered this message through a person close to her.

She alleged that the BJP approached her through a close personal contact. They told her she should join their party to protect and advance her political career. Otherwise, the ED could arrest her within a month.

She further added that she was informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are determined to dismantle AAP and its leaders.

Atishi mentioned, “First, they arrested the party’s top leadership, including Satyendra Jain, Manish Sisodia, and Sanjay Singh. Now, they have also arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.”

Her statement follows a day after Kejriwal informed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that Vijay Nair, a co-accused in the Delhi liquor policy case, reported to Atishi and Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj, not him.

AAP lawmakers visited jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Tuesday afternoon for a meeting with his wife, Sunita Kejriwal. This prompted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to allege that she was indirectly and slowly trying to take over Delhi’s ruling party. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also took a swipe Sunita Kejriwal, and compared her to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi.

An AAP lawmaker stated that they met with Sunita Kejriwal to discuss the current political situation and the BJP’s purported efforts to lure them away, as well as its plans to arrest more AAP leaders.

The ongoing political turmoil continues to grip Delhi as AAP leaders navigate legal challenges and allegations of political pressure from the BJP.

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