1 Apr 2024

Court sends Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody for 15 days, what ED told court?

The court has sent CM Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in the case of alleged scam in the liquor policy of Delhi government, to judicial custody till April 15.

Rouse Avenue Court of Delhi has given this order. Earlier Arvind Kejriwal was in ED custody.

ED said that the Chief Minister was not cooperative while being interrogated about the alleged scam related to liquor policy.

ED lawyer SV Raju said that Kejriwal was not cooperating during interrogation. He did not give his phone password.

Raju informed the court that more time is required to interrogate Kejriwal to confront him with others involved and the statements of some AAP Goa candidates are being recorded.

ED has alleged that Kejriwal is the key conspirator in the case and has received several crores as kickback from the 'South Group' for formulating excise policy favouring the group and using the kickback funds for Punjab and Goa elections.

Kejriwal was produced in Rouse Avenue Court since his custody ended on Monday. His Wife Sunita along with his two children and key cabinet colleagues including Saurabh Bhardwaj, Atishi and Gopal Rai were present at the hearing.

While coming to Rouse Avenue Court today, Arvind Kejriwal said, "What PM Modi is doing is not good for the country."

Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 in a money laundering case related to the (now defunct) liquor policy of the Delhi government.

Kejriwal's lawyer Ramesh Gupta told the court - Arvind Kejriwal should be given 3 books in jail - Geeta, Ramayana and Neerja Chaudhary's book How Prime Ministers Decide.

Plea seeking ban on issuing order from jail dismissed

Another hearing took place in Delhi High Court. The second case in HC was against Kejriwal issuing government orders from the jail. Surjit Singh Yadav had filed a PIL demanding a ban on giving government orders from jail. Hearing this, the bench of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora rejected the petition.

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