Delhi Excise Policy case: CM Arvind Kejriwal sent to jail till April 15 as ED custody ends today

  • Excise Policy case: Arvind Kejriwal's judicial custody extended till April 15. The AAP leader is accused in Delhi liquor scam and Goa election campaign funding conspiracy.

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Updated1 Apr 2024
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi's Rouse Avenue court on Monday, April 1, sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15 in the money laundering case linked to the excise policy.

The Delhi Chief Minister was presented in the court after his ED custody ended today.

Before entering the court, the AAP leader expressed his concerns to reporters, stating, “The actions taken by the prime minister, referring to his arrest, are not beneficial for the nation.”

During the hearing, ED sought 15-day judicial custody of the Kejriwal saying that the Delhi Chief Minister is "totally uncooperative". 

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Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 and has been in ED custody since then. On 28 March, the court had extended Kejriwal's ED custody till April 1. The investigative team filed a remand request claiming that they need more time to question Delhi CM to confront him with other individuals. The ED informed the court that “statements of some AAP Goa candidates are being recorded.”

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In its remand application, the probe agency has accused the AAP leader of "being involved in the entire conspiracy of Delhi liquor scam, in drafting and implementing the policy, for favouring and benefiting the quid pro receiving kickbacks and eventually using part of proceeds of crime generated out of the scheduled offence in the election campaign for Goa Assembly elections".

Earlier on March 31, top leaders from the INDIA bloc, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, and Tejashwi Yadav, organized a protest against Kejriwal's ED arrest at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital. Delhi CM's wife, Sunita Kejriwal, was also present at the ‘Save Democracy’ rally.

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Sunita Kejriwal also read out a letter written by her husband Arvind Kejriwal in jail, wherein he promised six guarantees on behalf of the Opposition's INDIA bloc. These six guarantees include 24-hour electricity across the country, free electricity for the poor in the entire country, government schools in every village and locality, Mohalla Clinics, MSP for farmers, and more.

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