Delhi excise policy case: Supreme Court grants bail to AAP leader Sanjay Singh

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the release of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on bail due to the pending nature of trial in a money laundering case related to the Delhi excise policy case.

Sanjay Singh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in October 2024 after searches at his residence in Delhi.

The top court ordered Singh’s release after the ED said that it has no objection regarding the same. “Nothing has been recovered, there is no trace,” the top court was quoted as saying by LiveLaw.

The three-judge bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna, Dipankar Dutta and PB Varale said Singh would be entitled to undertake political activities while being out on bail. The top court further mentioned that the order will not be treated as a precedent.

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing on behalf of the ED, said that the central agency will make a concession in the bail matter without getting into the merits.

The ED noted that it did not object to granting bail to the AAP Rajya Sabha MP during the pendency of proceedings following an investigation report under sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).