SC adjourns Kejriwal’s plea challenging HC suspension of bail

The top court will hear the matter on Wednesday, LiveLaw reported.

WrittenBy:NL Team
Arvind Kejriwal

The Supreme Court has adjourned Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s petition challenging the Delhi High Court order which halted his bail in the liquor policy case, LiveLaw reported. The court is reportedly set to hear the matter again on Wednesday.

Kejriwal had approached the top court on Sunday, two days after the high court directed that the bail granted by the trial court must stand suspended until it pronounces its order in the matter. The single bench had made the decision after the Enforcement Directorate opposed the trial court’s decision and claimed that it wasn’t given a chance to fully present its case.

On June 20, the trial judge had granted Kejriwal bail in the money laundering case, after forming a prima facie opinion that he is not guilty of the offence. 

Kejriwal was first arrested by the ED in the liquor policy case 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 seventh phase of polls.

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

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