Active Stocks
Fri Apr 19 2024 15:56:00
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 162.10 1.31%
  1. Tata Motors share price
  2. 963.20 -0.84%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 350.90 -0.14%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 424.80 1.40%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 281.70 0.54%
Business News/ News / Delhi Jal Board case: Arvind Kejriwal skips ED summons, AAP says, ‘when there is bail from court…’
BackBack

Delhi Jal Board case: Arvind Kejriwal skips ED summons, AAP says, ‘when there is bail from court…’

The summons were issued under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the Delhi Jal Board case.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File)Premium
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File)

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, March 18, skipped the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the Delhi Jal Board. 

The summons were issued under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the Delhi Jal Board case.

The Aam Aadmi Party questioned the legality of the summons citing bail order. “When there is bail from the court, why is ED sending summons again and again? ED summons are illegal," the party said in a statement as reported by news agency ANI. 

Also Read: All about Delhi Jal Board case in which ED has summoned Arvind Kejriwal, Atishi

AAP leader and Delhi Minister Atishi had said on Sunday that the probe agency has summoned Kejriwal to join some investigation related to the case. 

Calling it a “fake case", Atishi addressing a press conference, said, “Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal received another summon yesterday evening by the ED...They have asked him to join some investigation related to Delhi Jal Board...We are unaware of the case registered by the ED in this matter...Arvind Kejriwal has been summoned in this fake case."

Speaking on ED summons to Kejriwal over Jal Board scam, Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj told ANI, "Central govt feels that if Arvind Kejriwal goes out of Delhi and holds rally and meeting for INDIA alliance, hindrances for BJP will increase. So, they want to put him behind bars somehow. He got bail in excise policy issue so they found a new one. They (BJP) have all the agencies with them, they can find out any issues and summon anyone they want."

The Delhi CM was granted bail by ACMM Divya Malhotra on a bail bond of 15,000 and a surety of 1 lakh. On Friday, the Rouse Avenue Court reversed a decision regarding the stay of summons served to Kejriwal concerning complaints lodged by the ED.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing Delhi excise policy case, ED issued a ninth summons to Delhi CM and asked him to appear before the federal agency on March 21. So far, the Delhi CM has skipped eight summons issued by the ED in connection with the excise policy case. Kejriwal has maintained that ED summons to him were "illegal". 

The excise policy was aimed at revitalizing the city's flagging liquor business and replacing a sales-volume-based regime with a license fee for traders. It promised swankier stores and a better buying experience. The policy introduced discounts and offers on the purchase of liquor for the first time in Delhi.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 18 Mar 2024, 09:27 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App