Bail Granted to AAP Leader Sanjay Singh in Liquor Case: SC Rules Trial Court to Set Bail Conditions, ED Raises No Objection

In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh. A bench of three judges from the Supreme Court issued the order to grant him bail. Singh had been in jail for six months in connection with the Delhi leak police case. He was arrested on October 4 last year in a money laundering case.

Sanjay Singh’s Name Included in ED’s Charge Sheet in January

In January of this year, Sanjay Singh’s name surfaced in the Enforcement Directorate’s charge sheet in the Delhi liquor smuggling case. This stirred considerable controversy surrounding Singh. 

However, in May, Singh claimed that the inclusion of his name was a mistake on the part of the ED. The ED responded, stating that his name had been mentioned accurately in four places in their charge sheet but was mistakenly typed incorrectly in one instance. They advised against Singh making public statements as the matter is pending in court.

Allegations Against Sanjay Singh

Sanjay Singh is facing allegations of accepting a donation of ₹82 lakh, as mentioned in the Enforcement Directorate’s chargesheet. On Wednesday, the ED visited his residence for questioning regarding these allegations. 

In another development related to the Delhi liquor police case, the ED had issued a second supplementary chargesheet on May 2, implicating Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha as well. However, it’s important to note that he has not been made an accused in the case.

Key Points Regarding Sanjay Singh’s Case

  • Bench Consultation: Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Deepankar Datta, and P.B. Varale’s bench consulted ED’s Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, informing him that they would provide guidance in this matter at 2 p.m.
  • Necessity of Custody: The bench questioned whether it was necessary to keep Sanjay Singh in custody when he has already spent six months in jail.
  • No Recovery Yet: The court noted that Sanjay Singh has not yet recovered any money. During the trial in the case related to taking a ₹2 crore loan, his interrogation had taken place.
  • Extended Custody Time: Sanjay Singh stated that he has spent more than three months in custody and has not played any role in this case.
  • Revised Hearing: The hearing resumed in court twice. The ED clarified that they had not sought any extension before the court. The Supreme Court granted bail to Sanjay Singh.

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