Excise policy cases: Supreme Court defers hearing on bail pleas of Sisodia to Oct 4 [15.9.2023]

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing for October 4 on the bail pleas of AAP leader Manish Sisodia in two Delhi excise policy cases being probed by the CBI and ED.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti adjourned the matter after senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Sisodia, submitted that he needs two to three hours to argue the matter.

"Although I am in jail. We (both sides) have agreed. The hearing will take 2-3 hours at least on my side. This matter requires urgent attention," Singhvi said.

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju agreed to his submission.

Singhvi also alleged that whenever this case or Satyendar Jain's case comes up, there is a newspaper article on the merits of the case.

The bench said it has not read newspapers and added, "We have to get used to that".

15 Sep 2023