Bench Its Leadership Behind Bars, Ananthakrishnan G. Why Bail Raises AAP Hopes

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By Sunil Chaudhary

New Delhi, April 2

Six months after his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi excise policy case on the charge that Rs 2 crore illegal cash changed hands at his residence in New Delhi, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh was granted bail by the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Bench Its Leadership Behind Bars, Ananthakrishnan G. Why Bail Raises AAP Hopes

The ED did not oppose Singh’s bail application, hours after its counsel, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, was reminded by the court that the “money has not been recovered” and he should “take instructions whether you really require him now after six months”.

Singh was arrested on October 4, 2023, following a search of his North Avenue home. The ED alleged that businessman Dinesh Arora, an accused who later turned approver in the excise policy case, had given Rs 2 crore in cash to Singh.

The bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Dipankar Datta, and P. B. Varale granted bail to Singh CONTINUED ON PAGE 2.

AAP orator next only to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a Member of Parliament with links across Opposition parties apart from his hold on MLAs in Delhi and Punjab — for a party that has its top brass behind bars, the Supreme Court’s grant of bail to Sanjay Singh could not have been more timely.

With Singh set to be released from Tihar Jail where he spent the last six months after his arrest under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, senior AAP leaders went into a huddle Tuesday afternoon to discuss plans for their Rajya Sabha MP ahead of the party’s Lok Sabha campaign

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