The Supreme Court has dismissed the bail plea of Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and has asked him to approach the High Court to get the FIR quashed. Sisodia had challenged his arrest, claiming that rules were violated during the process. However, the apex court took a tough stand and refused to hear Sisodia’s petition, stating that he should first approach the lower court to seek relief.
During the hearing, Sisodia’s lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued that the judgment falls within the ambit of the late journalist Vinod Dua’s case. However, the Supreme Court maintained that Sisodia should first seek bail from the High Court before approaching them.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud admonished Sisodia’s lawyer for approaching the apex court directly for bail, stating that doing so would set a wrong precedent. He reminded Singhvi that his client has the option of seeking bail from the lower court and urged him to follow the established legal process.
The dismissal of Sisodia’s bail plea by the Supreme Court has paved the way for him to approach the High Court for relief. It remains to be seen how the lower court will rule on Sisodia’s plea and whether he will be granted bail.