Where will Arvind Kejriwal stay, in jail or at home? High Court will give its verdict today


New Delhi : The decision on whether Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will remain in jail or whether he will get bail and stay at his home will be taken on Tuesday. The Delhi High Court will pronounce its verdict on Kejriwal’s petition challenging the arrest and detention of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case related to the liquor scam.

The court had reserved the decision last week after hearing the arguments of both the sides. According to the cause list uploaded on the High Court website, Justice Swarnakanta Sharma will deliver the verdict at 2:30 pm. CM Kejriwal is currently lodged in Tihar jail in judicial custody. ED had arrested Kejriwal on March 21. Later, on April 1, the court sent him to judicial custody for 15 days.

The High Court strongly reprimanded Sandeep Kumar, a former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA, who filed a petition demanding the removal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in the Delhi liquor scam. The court said that two petitions have already been rejected on the same issue and this is just to get publicity. In such a situation, heavy fine should be imposed on them.

Justice Subramaniam Prasad, while transferring the petition to the bench of the Acting Chief Justice, said that the bench had heard similar petitions earlier also. Recently, the bench had transferred the petitions to itself, directing all similar cases to be heard together. This is the third petition demanding removal of Kejriwal from the post of Chief Minister.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann can meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is stuck in Tihar, this week. Kejriwal has also added the name of Bhagwant Mann among the visitors. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal had given the names of five people including his wife and two children in the meeting. Official sources of the jail say that the letter regarding meeting has not been received yet from the Punjab Chief Minister’s office.

Last week, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had written a letter to the Tihar administration seeking permission to meet jailed AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. Jail sources say that for this, Kejriwal will have to give the name of the Chief Minister of Punjab in the meeting. Sources say that Arvind Kejriwal has included the name of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in the list of visitors on Sunday. Visitors can meet twice a week.


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