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Delhi Excise Policy: The court extends Manish Sisodia’s judicial custody

The Rouse Avenue court in New Delhi has rendered a major judgment in the continuing legal drama involving the Delhi Excise Policy issue. An important person involved in this case named Manish Sisodia has had his judicial detention prolonged by this court body. In its wisdom, the court has also given instructions to attorneys on the examination of unreliable papers kept at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Headquarters. This outcome comes after the case was postponed until November 22 in order to allow for more procedures.

Counsel for the accused have been given the responsibility of reviewing these materials under the wise direction of Special Judge M. K. Nagpal. Every working day between 2 PM and 7 PM, the inspection is planned to take place at the CBI office. The counsel’s convenience is the primary factor in this arrangement. Counsels have been urged to start this procedure by sending their requests to the Investigating Officer (IO) via email. The IO will then organize the review of the papers.

The court has also made it clear that the CBI must give the suspects hard copies as well as electronic versions of the charge sheets. This is a step in the direction of promoting openness and justice in the legal system.

The court has wisely used its power in the interest of justice by permitting lawyers to interact with the IO without the requirement for formal applications. The IO claims that all pertinent charge sheets, documents, and any missing materials have already been provided, and the court has taken note of this.

Despite this, the accused’s attorney had some reservations. One attorney said that the supplementary charge sheet’s soft copy hadn’t been delivered yet, while another worried about the second supplementary charge sheet’s lack of a hard copy. The IO has promised, however, that these materials would be made available within a week.

The CBI has also been instructed to provide a list of Un-Relied Documents (URD) from the additional charge sheets, making sure that these materials are paginated for clarity.

The court’s position on this issue is unambiguous and in line with the ideals of openness and justice in courtroom procedures. The defense attorney for the accused has stressed the need of seeing these unrallied documents, citing the Delhi High Court’s decision as support for this entitlement.

The court has ordered that in order to proceed, counsel shall transmit a written request to the IO within one week. After that, the IO will create a detailed schedule for the inspection of these important papers. The court’s dedication to maintaining justice and providing a fair and transparent process in the Delhi Excise Policy case is highlighted by its painstaking approach to following the law.

 

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