Sisodia’s CBI custody extended till today
One-liner: A Delhi court on Saturday extended — by two days — the CBI custody of former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who was arrested in a corruption case related to the now-scrapped excise policy.
Direction to CBI: The court directed the central probe agency to produce him again today. The CBI had initially sought three more days of custody after producing him before the court.
Inefficiency to complete probe: The CBI’s plea was opposed by Sisodia’s lawyer who said the inefficiency of the agency to complete the probe can't be ground for remand and he can't be asked to incriminate himself.
Can't be a ground: Non-cooperation can't be a ground for remand. They can't say we will wait till he confesses. They should have completed the investigation. Their failure to do so can’t be a ground for remand," senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Sisodia, said.
Mental harassment: After the order was pronounced, Sisodia told the court that although the CBI was treating him well in its custody, repeated questions were causing mental harassment.