Delhi court grants bail to CM Arvind Kejriwal in liquor policy case

He was first arrested on March 21.

WrittenBy:NL Team
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

A Delhi court has granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy case, livelaw reported

The court rejected the Enforcement Directorate’s special counsel’s request to stay the order till the ED exercises its legal remedies. However, it did not pass any order due to shortage of time.

Kejriwal was first arrested by the ED on March 21. The arrest had come weeks before the general elections, and after at least nine ED summons. The central agency had reached the Delhi CM’s residence hours after the Delhi High Court had denied any interim protection to Kejriwal in the liquor policy case. In the run up to the arrest, several AAP leaders had alleged a “big conspiracy” against the Delhi CM.  

In the subsequent court proceedings, the ED had termed Kejriwal the “kingpin” of the alleged liquor scam.

On May 10, the Supreme Court granted interim bail to Kejriwal until June 1 for campaigning for the elections. He returned to the Tihar jail at the end of the seven phase of polls.

Newslaundry has extensively reported on Kejriwal's arrest and the alleged liquor scam. Read here.

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