Supreme Court refuses to interfere with AAP leader Vijay Nair’s bail plea in Delhi High Court

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A bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha refused to interfere with the matter, noting that the petitioner can move before the single judge of the High Court for an early date of listing, PTI reported.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) communication in-charge Vijay Nair in the Delhi High Court and granted him liberty to approach the High Court for early hearing of his bail plea in a money laundering case in connection with Delhi Excise Policy.

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha refused to interfere with the matter, noting that the petitioner can move before the single judge of the High Court for an early date of listing, PTI reported.

Nair has appealed in the High Court against a trial court order which refused to grant him and four other accused– Sameer Mahendru, Sharath Reddy, Abhishek Boinpally and Benoy Babu – in the money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arising out of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case in relation to Delhi Excise Policy. Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also facing charges of corruption and is currently in judicial custody in CBI and ED cases.

The Delhi High Court had on April 12 issued notice to the ED on Nair’s bail plea and had sought the response of the central investigating agency and had posted the matter for further hearing on May 19.

Nair was granted bail in the case registered by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Delhi Excise Policy case.

The money laundering case against Nair and others arises out of a First Information Report (FIR) registered by CBI. The first chargesheet in the case against seven accused has been filed by CBI in the trial court.

The CBI FIR was lodged to probe the now-scrapped Delhi Excise Policy following recommendation from Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena for CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the Delhi Excise Policy.

CBI has alleged that various irregularities were committed by accused persons while modifying the excise policy and undue favours were extended to licence holders. The trial court, while taking cognisance of the ED chargesheet, had said that the evidence put forth by the ED was sufficient to proceed further in the case.



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