Supreme Court Sets Date: Arvind Kejriwal Fate in Delhi Excise Policy Case to be Decided April 29

Regarding Kejriwal’s appeal contesting the Delhi High Court’s order for his arrest and remand, the supreme court sent a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Arvind Kejriwal, national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the chief minister of Delhi, was not given any respite by the Supreme Court on Monday in the excise policy scam case. Kejriwal’s plea contesting the Delhi High Court’s ruling on his detention and remand resulted in a notice being sent by the top court to the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The new date for the matter is April 29. At the moment, Arvind Kejriwal is being held at Tihar jail.

The ED was instructed to respond to the request by April 24 by the bench, which is made up of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta. The bench further stated that the matter will be heard the week of April 29. A day after the Delhi High Court denied his appeal, on April 10, Kejriwal filed a petition with the Supreme Court, claiming he “conspired with others” in the case and was “actively involved in generating the proceeds of crime.”

The Delhi High Court stated Kejriwal was involved in a personal capacity in the creation and execution of the now-cancelled Delhi liquor policy of 2021–22 and demanded bribes, while dismissing his case on April 9.

Shortly after the Supreme Court denied Arvind Kejriwal’s request for immunity from the federal anti-money laundering agency’s coercive action, the ED arrested him on March 21. The issue concerns purported instances of corruption and money laundering during the development and implementation of the excise policy for 2021–2022 that was subsequently abandoned by the Delhi administration.

The petition of Arvind Kejriwal

In support of Kejriwal, senior attorney Abhishek Manu Singhvi stated that the Delhi chief minister’s “arrest and remand were based on an unreliable document suppressed from us.” In this instance, I’m looking for a quick date. Selective leaks have been made in the case, Sighvi informed the court.

Additionally, according to his appeal, his detention was carried out “in a motivated manner” and was predicated on conflicting, erroneous, and “highly belated statements of co-accused” individuals who have now turned informants. Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest was deemed “illegal” in the appeal, which also called for his release.

Arvind Kejriwal was greeted by Bhagwant Mann.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann blasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier in the day, claiming that Arvind Kejriwal, the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the chief minister of Delhi, is being handled as though the government had apprehended one of the most significant terrorists in the nation.

On Monday at around noon, Bhagwant Mann met Arvind Kejriwal at the Tihar jail. Arvind Kejriwal was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in relation to the Delhi liquor policy fraud, and he is presently being held at the Tihar jail.

“Seeing that he isn’t receiving the resources that even ardent criminals have access to was quite upsetting. Why is he at fault? You are handling him as though you had apprehended one of the nation’s most prominent terrorists. What is the PM Modi seeking?Mann stated to news agency ANI, “… Arvind Kejriwal who is ‘kattar imaandaar’, who started the politics of transparency and ended the BJP’s politics, is being treated like this.”

He continued by saying that Kejriwal requested an update on the state of affairs in Punjab when he questioned him about how he was doing while inside. He went on to say that the AAP is a disciplined organization and that they support Arvind Kejriwal. Mann added that the party will become a significant political force on June 4, 2024, the day of the results of the Lok Sabha elections.

“When I inquired about his well-being, he responded, ‘Forget about me, tell me how things are in Punjab.'” Because we engage in “work” politics…The AAP is a disciplined organization; we are all united and supporting Arvind Kejriwal firmly. The AAP will become a significant political force when the results are declared on June 4,” predicted Mann.

At a news conference, AAP General Secretary Sandeep Pathak stated that Kejriwal enquired about the status of their charity programs. Pathak continued, “The chief minister of Delhi enquired as to the proper operation of hospitals and schools as well as the effectiveness of the AAP government’s free electricity scheme.”

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