Supreme Court Grants Bail to AAP Leader Sanjay Singh in Money Laundering Case

During the hearing, Singh presented a plea challenging his arrest and subsequent remand in the money laundering case. The bench took note that no funds were discovered

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The Supreme Court issued bail to AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday, marking a significant development in the alleged money laundering case associated with the now-defunct excise policy in Delhi. Singh, who had been in custody since October 2023, was granted bail after nearly six months of detention.

During the hearing, Singh presented a plea challenging his arrest and subsequent remand in the money laundering case. The bench took note that no funds were discovered in Singh’s possession, implying that the accusation of him accepting a Rs 2 crore bribe could be scrutinized during the trial. The additional solicitor general assured to address Singh’s arguments against his arrest and remand following the lunch break.

Chronology of Sanjay Singh’s Arrest in October 2023

Singh’s apprehension by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on October 4 last year was a pivotal moment in the unfolding case. He had sought bail from the high court, contending his prolonged detention without specific charges linked to the primary offense.

However, the investigative agency contested Singh’s bail plea in the high court, alleging his involvement in various aspects concerning the acquisition, possession, concealment, and utilization of proceeds from the Delhi liquor scam during the 2021-22 policy period. The agency further asserted that Singh had unlawfully acquired funds from kickbacks associated with the liquor policy scam and colluded with others in the conspiracy.

The foundation of the ED’s money laundering case stems from the FIR lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Both the CBI and the ED alleged irregularities during the modification of the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22, which has since been invalidated. They claim that undue advantages were conferred upon license holders, leading to purported financial misappropriation and corruption.

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