Supreme Court Denies Quick Relief to Kejriwal, Issues Notice to ED

Arvind Kejriwal
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New Delhi : The Supreme Court has refused to give quick relief to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is jailed in the Delhi Liquor Policy scam case. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to ED in this matter and directed it to reply by April 24. The court will now hear the Kejriwal case on April 29.

Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Arvind Kejriwal in the Supreme Court, claimed that Kejriwal has been arrested to stop him from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections. It is noteworthy that Kejriwal had approached the Delhi High Court challenging his arrest in the liquor policy scam, but he did not get relief from the High Court, after which Kejriwal approached the Supreme Court.

In a blow to Kejriwal before the Lok Sabha elections, the Delhi High Court had rejected his petition and refused to grant relief. Kejriwal had challenged his arrest in a money laundering case related to excise policy. The court had said that despite repeated summons, Kejriwal did not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and did not join the investigation, leaving the investigating agency with no special option.

While dismissing the Delhi CM’s plea, the High Court had also cited the Directorate’s claim that Kejriwal was actively involved in concealing and using the proceeds of crime. The Delhi High Court, while rejecting Kejriwal’s petition, had said that the investigation against ‘common and special persons’ cannot be separate.


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