New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Sunday alleged that former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is facing mental torture for signing a false affidavit.

Talking to the media, Singh said, “We will make an announcement. Manish Sisodia has been remanded in CBI custody for the past six days. We have information that Manish Sisodia ji is being tortured mentally to sign a false statement.

He further claimed that Sisodia had informed his lawyer about the alleged mental torture in a meeting yesterday.

“It is unfortunate for a man who has worked for poor children, whose work is with the world, that if the wife of the US president comes to India, wants to see the schools built by Manish Sisodia – that Mr. Sisodia is being mentally tortured by the CBI. They are being mentally bullied. They tell him that all charges are given in writing, you sign,” added Sanjay Singh.

A Delhi court on Saturday extended Manish Sisodia’s CBI custody by two more days on March 4. Sisodia was arrested on February 26 for his alleged involvement in the excise policy scam.

Earlier in the day, nine opposition parties came to write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

The letter said former cabinet minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia was arrested “after a long witch hunt”, claiming that there was “not a shred of evidence against him”.

They further added that Sisodia’s arrest is being hailed worldwide as an example of political witch-hunt, confirming that “India’s democratic values ​​are under threat under an authoritarian BJP regime”.

The letter claimed a maximum number of raids, arrests and interrogations against opposition leaders, while stressing that agencies are moving slowly on accused members who later join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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