By – Prakarsh Kastwar

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi cited Sisodia’s current request for listing, stating the AAP leader has been in jail for nearly a year.

The Supreme Court decided on Monday to hear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia’s curative motion contesting the dismissal of his bail in a case involving alleged irregularities in the now-defunct Delhi tax policy 2021-22.

“I’ve already instructed [registry]. It will be listed,” said a bench consisting of Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Justices JB Pardiwala, and Manoj Misra, without providing a precise date.

Senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi addressed Sisodia’s new request for listing, stating that the AAP leader has been in jail for nearly a year.

In October, the Supreme Court denied Sisodia bail, citing a preliminary accusation of ₹338 crore in windfall gains by wholesalers. It called into question the arguments and facts given while mandating that the trial be concluded within six to eight months. The judge authorized Sisodia to seek bail again in three months if the proceedings were slow.

Sisodia filed a review plea, contesting the calculation of ₹338 crore. He stated that the documents presented in court did not show the reasons for denying bail.

Earlier, a bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti denied Sisodias’ review plea, stating that they thoroughly reviewed the petition and the grounds in support of it. “In our opinion, no case for review of the judgment dated October 30, 2023 is made out.”

The court denied his request for an open hearing on the review petition. Review applications are heard and determined in chambers, without an oral hearing.

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