Direct release of Sisodia unconditionally, Tamil Nadu CM Stalin tells PM
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take all steps to direct the unconditional release of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with alleged irregularities in the now scrapped Delhi Excise Policy.
Reminding that misuse of investigative agencies and constitutional offices, including the governor’s office, can never strengthen a vibrant democracy in India, Stalin said that Sisodia’s arrest and “terrorizing the due process of law will mark the day.” will be remembered as a dark day BJP At the center is governance.”
The senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader is lodged in Tihar jail after the CBI court sent him to 14-day judicial custody on Monday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned him inside the jail as part of a money laundering probe.
“I hope you will agree that different ideologies and multiple political parties are the heartbeat of Indian democracy,” Stalin said in a letter addressed to the prime minister. In the same vein, the rule of law and individual liberty are the cornerstones of our criminal justice system, he said.
“However, I am saddened and dismayed to see that the elected Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Thiru Manish Sisodia, has been arrested on trumped-up charges and is undergoing all the pain and pressure to deprive him of the constitutional guarantee of individual liberty. is lying,” Stalin. said
The Chief Minister alleged in the letter that all principles of the criminal justice system have been thrown in the wind and the due process of law has been misused for the personal satisfaction of the ruling party at the Centre.
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He further said that in the last 9 years, wherever the interests of the ruling party at the Center were involved, the independence of the investigative agencies has been attacked. These agencies have been misused only as a weapon of political vendetta against the political leaders of the opposition parties.
“Allegations of adultery without facts have become a vehicle for such blatant abuse of power,” he said. Atrocities like raids on leaders of opposition parties, ouster of elected governments by misusing the anti-defection law and arbitrary arrests of opposition leaders or leaders for the BJP by investigative agencies to create unrest are not only abuses of power. , rather they are. The DMK president said that remember the days of emergency as well.
“Therefore, I appeal to you to take all steps to preserve the reputation of the major investigative agencies and constitutional offices, especially the governor’s office during the last 9 years of BJP rule and direct the unconditional release of Manish Sisodia. be given Arrested in defiance of due process of law and fundamental principles of our seven-decade-old Constitution,” the chief minister said.
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