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Arvind Kejriwal news Highlights: ED calls AAP a ‘company’, CM's lawyer says argument ‘misplaced’

Arvind Kejriwal news Highlights:  The Delhi High Court reserved its judgement in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest in liquor ‘scam’ case. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) opposed the plea.

Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being brought to Tihar Jail after a court sent him to judicial custody till April 15 in connection with a money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy, in New Delhi India on April 01, 2024. (PTI)Premium
Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being brought to Tihar Jail after a court sent him to judicial custody till April 15 in connection with a money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy, in New Delhi India on April 01, 2024. (PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal news Highlights: The Delhi High Court heard on Wednesday the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the money laundering case linked to the Delhi government's excise policy case. The court has reserved its judgement now.

During the hearing, Kejriwal's lawyer argued that the timing of his arrest ensured that he would not be able to participate in the upcoming election. The ED, in its response, called this a “bogus statement". It maintained that the agency found the money trail in the case and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) received kickbacks.

Get all the Arvind Kejriwal News LIVE Updates here on LiveMint.

03 Apr 2024, 05:51:28 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Why didn't ED oppose AAP MP Sanjay Singh bail plea? Advocate says…

"It is not a U-turn, I will tell you afterwards what the strategy was," says Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju, appearing for ED, when asked why the probe agency didn't oppose AAP MP Sanjay Singh getting bail by Supreme Court.

03 Apr 2024, 05:33:48 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ED says 'finding of actual proceeds of crime is irrelevant if...'

"The finding of the actual proceeds of crime is irrelevant if we make out a case that you were involved in money laundering," said the ED.

03 Apr 2024, 05:06:18 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: AAP leader Somnath Bharti says 'ED is BJP, and BJP is ED'

AAP leader Somnath Bharti said, "Newspapers have published today that cases against 23 out of 25 opposition parties, which have joined hands with the BJP, have been closed. Today, we have found a proof that leaves nothing to corroborate that the ED is BJP, and BJP is ED. This is the April 2 (bail) order of Sanjay Singh, which clearly mentions that Bansuri Swaraj represented the ED."

03 Apr 2024, 04:43:06 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Delhi CM's lawyer calls ED's argument 'misplaced'

"Section 70 PMLA is a misplaced argument. It nowhere permits a person who is not guilty to be covered under the company head. You can't just pick up 70 and apply it," Kejriwal's layer Singhvi said.

03 Apr 2024, 04:36:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Delhi HC reserves judgement in CM's plea challenging ED arrest

The Delhi High Court reserved judgement in Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest and remand over his alleged involvement in the capital’s controversial Delhi excise policy

03 Apr 2024, 04:23:00 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: 'Kejriwal responsible for offences committed by AAP,’ says ED

Concluding his statement in Delhi HC on Wednesday, the ED's lawyer said Kejriwal's "role" is not required. But "what is required to be looked at is that he was responsible for the affairs of the company/party."

"We have demonstrated that Arvind Kejriwal was responsible for the affairs of company (AAP) at the time when the offence of money laundering was committed," the ED was quoted by Bar and Bench as saying.

"He takes all the decisions. The final decision with respect to t all the major affairs of the party is taken by the national convenor. If the offence is committed by the company, he is responsible for it.

03 Apr 2024, 04:09:28 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ED's lawyer concludes statement

The lawyer, representing the ED, has concluded his statement in the court.

03 Apr 2024, 03:38:02 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ED calls questions over arrest timing 'bogus'

The ED reacted to Kejriwal's argument in the court that the arrest reeks of the timing issue — to not participate in the election and to try and demolish the political party before the first vote is cast.

The ED asked, "What kind of argument is this. This is a bogus argument." It was quoted by Live Law as saying, “Supposing a political person commits murder two days before elections. This means he can't be arrested? Basic structure comes into play?…I commit murder or rape but I can't be arrested before elections. What kind of argument is this."

03 Apr 2024, 03:27:07 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Delhi CM ‘involved personally and vicariously,’ says ED

The lawyer representing the ED pulled up Kejriwal and alleged the Delhi CM "is involved personally and vicariously", Bar and Bench reported on Wednesday. As per Live Law, he said, "The finding of the actual proceeds of crime is irrelevant if we make out a case that you were involved in money laundering."

 

"Argument is agar maine kuchh kiya to mere ghar se kuchh milega. Lekin agar aapne paisa kisi aur ko de diya to aapke ghar se kahan se milega?(The argument is if I have done something, then something will be found out from my home. But if you have passed on the money to someone else, then how how can that money be found out at your home?)" the ED was quoted by Bar and Bench as saying

03 Apr 2024, 03:15:24 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE:  ‘Not even sure if he can challenge these orders,’ says ED

"No remand order has been challenged...I'm not even sure if he can challenge these orders when he says that I am conceding the remand...You can't challenge the remand on one hand and say I accept the remand on the other" ASG Raju said in Delhi HC.

03 Apr 2024, 03:01:21 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ED opposes Delhi CM's plea, says probe not over yet

ASG SV Raju, appearing for the Enforcement Directorate, submited in the court that the arguments made for the petitioner have been argued as if it is a bail application not a plea for quashing of the arrest. “The investigation in the matter is at a nascent stage and as far as Mr Kejriwal is concerned, the investigation is not over," said the ED while opposing Kejriwal's plea challenging his arrest.

03 Apr 2024, 02:50:36 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE Updates: Investigation not over yet, ED's lawyer says

“Today as far as Kejriwal is concerned, the investigation is not over. It is at a nascent stage," the Additional Solicitor General, appearing for the ED, told the court.

03 Apr 2024, 02:41:21 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE Updates: Delhi HC resume hearing in Excise Policy case

The Delhi High Court has resumed hearing in the Excise Policy case. The court is hearing today Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the ED in the alleged liquor policy scam case.

03 Apr 2024, 01:40:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE Updates: High Court will hear ED after lunch

Court: Mr Desai, I will hear ED after lunch. If there is anything you want to add, you can do that in rejoinder. (LiveLaw)

03 Apr 2024, 01:39:56 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE Updates: 'True objective of arrest is to humiliate, disable me,' Delhi CM tells HC

Singhvi: The only object is to humiliate and insult. The true object of the arrest is to disable me.

Singhvi: Each of my 7-8 replies to the ED summons are very detailed. I have given my replies without any questionnaire. There is nothing that cannot be done this way so there is no necessity to arrest, LiveLaw reported.

03 Apr 2024, 12:52:00 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: HC begins hearing Delhi CM's plea against ED arrest

Delhi high court starts hearing Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate and subsequent remand in the Delhi Liquor Policy case.

Kejriwal is being represented by senior advocate AM Singhvi. Singhvi starts his argument by saying that the importance of the case in terms of the level playing field.

“Level playing field is not just a phrase, word but has 3 components—- it is part of free and fair elections which in turn is part of democracy and basic structure. It reeks of timing issue — to not participate in the election & to try and demolish the political party before the first vote is cast. The timing reeks of basic structure, democracy issue, free and fair elections issue," he says

The timing here suggest unconstitutional action. There is no material in any manner supporting under section 50 of the PMLA, Singhvi says.

03 Apr 2024, 12:45:29 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: High Court starts hearing of case 

The hearing of the Arvind Kejriwal case starts in High Court. Singhvi appearing for Kejriwal through VC. ASG SV Raju appearing for ED, LiveLaw reported.

03 Apr 2024, 12:40:54 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: AAP leader Gopal Rai to announce second phase of WhatsApp campaign 'Kejriwal ko Aashirwaad' today

Days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody until April 15, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Minister Gopal Rai will announce on Wednesday the second phase of the WhatsApp campaign titled 'Kejriwal ko Aashirwaad', sources said.

Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody until April 15 and is lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with a money-laundering case linked to a liquor excise policy scam. (ANI)

03 Apr 2024, 12:16:11 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: AAP leaders to go on fast against Kejriwal's arrest

The Aam Aadmi Party leaders will sit on a fasting dharna at Jantar Mantar on April 7 in protest against the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, party leader Gopal Rai said on Wednesday.

"On April 7, Delhi government ministers, AAP MPs, MLAs, councillors and office-bearers will hold a fast at Jantar Mantar. This will be an open event and student organisations, farmer bodies, traders can come and participate in it," he said. (ANI)

03 Apr 2024, 12:02:16 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Kejriwal lost 4.5 kg since arrest, BJP putting his health at risk by keeping him in jail: Atishi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been rapidly losing weight since his arrest on March 21, senior AAP leader Atishi claimed on Wednesday and accused the BJP of putting his health at risk by keeping him in jail.

She said the Aam Aadmi Party will seek legal help over the chief minister's health condition.

However, the administration of Tihar jail, where Kejriwal is lodged till April 15, has denied the claims over his health. A senior Tihar jail official said Kejriwal's vitals are normal. (PTI)

03 Apr 2024, 11:49:16 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: AAP leaders to observe 'Samuhik Upwas' on April 7 against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest: Gopal Rai

Delhi minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai announced on Wednesday that the Aam Aadmi Party will observe a 'Samuhik Upwas' (community fasting) to protest against the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar on April 7.

Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody until April 15 and is lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with a money-laundering case linked to a liquor excise policy scam.

"All AAP ministers, MLAs, MPs and party leaders will observe a 'Samuhik Upwas' at Jantar Mantar on April 7 to protest against the arrest of CM Arvind Kejriwal," Gopal Rai said while addressing a press conference in the national capital. (ANI)

03 Apr 2024, 11:32:27 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: 'I am warning BJP..,' says AAP leader Atishi| Watch

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Atishi said, "Arvind Kejriwal is a severe diabetes patient but he never let his health issue come as a hindrance in the service of the country. Since the BJP-ruled central government arrested him there has been a serious challenge to his health condition, his sugar level fell thrice while he was in ED custody. He has lost 4.5 kg in the last 12 days, and for a patient who a diabetic, it may create serious health complications. BJP can go to any extent to ruin Arvind Kejriwal and AAP and hence I am warning BJP that the entire nation is watching you and if something happens to him, neither this country nor even God will forgive the BJP."

03 Apr 2024, 11:12:58 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ‘Democracy in danger,’ says Ashok Gehlot rails against Centre over 'misuse' of ED, CBI

Coming down heavily on the Centre over the alleged misuse of central agencies such as the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), CBI and the Income Tax Department against the Opposition leaders and parties, former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said democracy was in 'danger'.

Speaking to reporters after attending an event in support of Sangeeta Beniwal, the Congress's Lok Sabha candidate from Rajasthan's Pali, Gehlot said, “Our democracy is in danger, the Constitution is being throttled and people are distressed. The ED, CBI, Income Tax are being misused (against tghe Opposition). The prevailing situation is grave. People need to understand what we are going through and be the agents of change." (ANI)

03 Apr 2024, 10:58:30 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal begins day in Tihar Jail by sweeping his cell

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been remanded to judicial custody in the liquor policy case, started Wednesday morning by sweeping his prison cell with a broom at Delhi's Tihar Jail, sources said.

Sources said that all under-trial prisoners at Tihar Jail have to clean their cells themselves.

According to Tihar sources, Kejriwal is absolutely healthy and jail doctors have not expressed any such concerns. Reportedly Aam Aadmi Party sources alleged that Kejriwal had lost a lot of weight since his arrest. (ANI)

03 Apr 2024, 10:42:12 AM IST

Kejriwal lost 4.5 kg since arrest, BJP putting his health at risk by keeping him in jail: Atishi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been rapidly losing weight since his arrest on March 21, senior AAP leader Atishi claimed on Wednesday and accused the BJP of putting his health at risk by keeping him in jail.

However, the administration of Tihar jail, where Kejriwal is lodged till April 15, has denied the claims. A senior Tihar jail official said Kejriwal's vitals are normal.

Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in an excise policy-linked money laundering case. He has been sent to judicial custody till April 15.

"Arvind Kejriwal ji is a severe diabetic. Despite health issues, he remained engaged 24 hours a day in the service of the country. Since his arrest, Kejriwal's weight has decreased by 4.5 kg. This is very worrying. The BJP is putting his health at risk by putting him in jail," she alleged in a post on X in Hindi.

If something happens to Arvind Kejriwal, not just the whole country, even God will not forgive them, she added.

03 Apr 2024, 09:52:47 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: 'Arvind Kejriwal was restless; kept isabgol, toffees on table': How ‘undertrial prisoner no 670’ spent night in Tihar

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was sent to Tihar jail after a court remanded him in the judicial custody till April 15 in the excise policy scam, spent a “restless" night in Tihar jail but “did not complain" about the smaller space even though he could have faced some difficulty, sources in the Tihar jail informed.

Before turning in at the end of his first day in Tihar jail in the excise policy case, 'undertrial prisoner number 670' Arvind Kejriwal kept isabgol (psyllium husk) and toffees on his table. Arvind Kejriwal is lodged in Jail Number 2 of the Tihar jail. Read here.

03 Apr 2024, 09:23:19 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ‘DJB contract bribes transferred to govt officials, AAP,’ says ED

The ED on Tuesday levelled fresh allegations of corruption against the AAP, saying a former Delhi Jal Board chief engineer had "transferred" 2 crore of bribe money to his colleagues in the department and the ruling party in Delhi as election funds.

"We, however, condemn the ED's blatantly false allegation that AAP or its leaders have anything to do with this case. Not a single rupee or piece of evidence has been recovered from any of the AAP leaders, despite many raids by the ED," the AAP claimed.

03 Apr 2024, 09:19:28 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: ‘Mountain of lies to collapse in coming days, all our leaders to be out of jail,’ says AAP on Singh's bail

Buoyed by the Supreme Court's order granting bail to AAP MP Sanjay Singh, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday called it a "big day for democracy" and hoped its other leaders will also be out of jail and the "mountain of lies" created by the BJP will collapse in the coming days.

Soon after Singh got the relief from the apex court, several party leaders, including Saurabh Bharadwaj and Raghav Chadha, invoked lord Hanuman's name.

"Today is a very emotional day for every ordinary party worker. The happiness from the release of our lion, Sanjay Singh, cannot be expressed in words, Jai bajrang bali," Chadha said in a post in X in Hindi. (PTI)

03 Apr 2024, 09:18:09 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal 'kingpin', 'key conspirator' in excise 'scam', ED tells Delhi HC

The ED on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was the "kingpin" and the "key conspirator" of the "excise scam" and there were "reasons to believe" on the basis of material in its possession that he was guilty of the offence of money laundering.

Opposing the AAP leader's petition challenging his arrest by the agency in the money laundering case linked to the "scam", the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said the political party, which was the "major beneficiary" of the proceeds of the crime, has committed the offence through Kejriwal. (PTI)

03 Apr 2024, 09:11:59 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal news LIVE: Delhi HC to hear Arvind Kejriwal's plea against arrest today

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) opposed the petition filed by the AAP convener challenging his arrest in the associated money laundering case. The petition is scheduled for hearing before Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma on April 3rd.

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