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'My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I am not…': Jailed Delhi CM shares message

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has shared a message from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently incarcerated in Tihar jail. ‘My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I am not a terrorist,’ the message read, as conveyed by Sanjay Singh during a press conference.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal leaves from the Rouse Avenue Court in the excise policy-linked money laundering case (PTI)Premium
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal leaves from the Rouse Avenue Court in the excise policy-linked money laundering case (PTI)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has shared a message from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently incarcerated in Tihar jail. “My name is Arvind Kejriwal and I am not a terrorist," the message read, as conveyed by Sanjay Singh during a press conference.

Sanjay Singh, who was himself in jail in connection with the Delhi excise policy case since October last year, got out on bail earlier this month.

Expressing concern over the treatment of Arvind Kejriwal in jail, Singh said that despite being a three-time elected Chief Minister of Delhi, he was made to meet Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwat Mann through a glass. “The three-time elected CM of Delhi is made to meet Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann through a glass. It is clear from this that the prime minister has a feeling of hatred against Arvind Kejriwal," Sanjay Singh remarked.

The former Delhi minister had earlier alleged that the Tihar Jail administration was not allowing Arvind Kejriwal to meet his family and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in person. However, officials said that Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita and other visitors have been meeting the him twice a week. Bhagwant Mann, however, did meet Arvind Kejriwal at Tihar jail on Monday.

The Delhi Chief Minister was arrested by the enforcement directorate on March 21 in a money laundering case linked to the now scrapped Delhi excise policy case. He remains in judicial custody.

The law enforcement agency has accused Arvind Kejriwal of involvement in the “entire conspiracy of Delhi liquor scam, in drafting and implementation of 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".

The Supreme Court on Monday, APril 15, heard Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest by the ED in the money laundering case. While Arvind Kejriwal did not receive any interim relief from the Supreme Court, the top court issued a notice to the enforcement directorate, seeking a response on the Delhi chief minister's plea. His judicial custody has been extended until April 23.

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Published: 16 Apr 2024, 01:24 PM IST
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