Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Moves Supreme Court Against ED Arrest in Liquor Policy Case

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken his case to the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court dismissed his plea regarding his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Delhi Liquor Policy case. Kejriwal’s petition is scheduled to be presented before the Chief Justice of India for an urgent hearing at 10:30 AM today. The plea comes after his arrest on March 21, with Kejriwal currently under judicial custody.

In the recent judgment, Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma of the Delhi High Court upheld Kejriwal’s arrest and subsequent remand, citing alleged involvement in the formulation of the excise policy and demands for kickbacks. The High Court found sufficient evidence presented by the ED, including statements from approvers and AAP’s own candidate, indicating Kejriwal’s involvement in financial irregularities related to the Goa elections.

The case revolves around allegations that Kejriwal played a significant role in the Delhi Liquor Policy scam. The ED asserts that he was the mastermind behind the scheme and is guilty of money laundering. Additionally, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh are implicated in the case, with Sisodia currently in custody and Singh recently granted bail by the Supreme Court.

Kejriwal’s legal battle extends beyond the criminal proceedings, with three public interest litigations filed seeking his removal from the post of Delhi Chief Minister. While two petitions have been dismissed by the Delhi High Court, the third is scheduled for April 10.

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