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The Excise Policy Case Against Manish Sisodia – How Does The Right Against Self-Incrimination Work?

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Delhi court on Monday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to hold Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in custody for five days in connection with the Delhi excise policy case against Manish Sisodia. Mr Sisodia was apprehended on Sunday and will be held in custody until March 4. He was questioned for about 7 hours related to the charge of irregularities in the implications related to the excise policy case 2021-22.

On this, Mr Sisodia knocked the doors of the Supreme Court on Tuesday but failed to get the desired outputs as the Court refused to listen to the plea for bail in the excise policy case against him. He approached the court on the grounds of Article 32 of the constitution to the Supreme Court which stated that a person has the right to approach the highest court when his fundamental rights are violated. He asked for his right against self-incrimination but the special CBI judge also disapproved when he saw Sisodia’s unsatisfactory answers in the investigation.

What Is Right Against Self-Inclination?

Article 20(3) of the Indian Constitution states that no person who is being accused of any offence shall be compelled to be the witness against himself. He has the right to be presumed innocent until he is proven guilty and also he has the right to remain silent during interrogation during the investigation. 

Also, the constitution ensures that the police event cannot force any person to confess the crime and obtain a conviction based on that forceful confession.

Why Did The Court Reject The Plea In The Excise Policy Case Against Manish Sisodia?

The judge in his answer differentiated between the two dimensions of giving legitimate answers and protecting the right against self-incrimination. He added that Sisodia should have come up with some legitimate answers to the questions which were asked to him in the investigation regarding the excise policy case against Manish Sisodia.

Moreover, he threw some light on the fact that some of his subordinates have disclosed certain facts that are incriminating against the case and even some documentaries and evidence are found related to the case which requires legitimate answers from his side to be cleared.

Now, The CBI has requested additional possession and control of Manish Sisodia, claiming that he is being vague during interrogation. Sisodia has argued that remand for self-incrimination would be a “travesty” if granted in this excise policy case against Manish Sisodia.

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