Kejriwal’s plea rejected, Tihar has to stay in jail

April 10, 2024 3:57 am

Kejriwal's plea rejected, Tihar has to stay in jail

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should stay in jail. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (April 9) dismissed the plea filed against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenging his arrest warrant.

The court said that the investigating agency had sufficient material on the basis of which he was arrested. In this regard, ED has documentary evidence that cash was paid to him for hawala karbari and Goa elections. As a result, Kejriwal was arrested according to the law. His arrest was not illegal.

The court noted that Aam Aadmi Party leader Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was involved in corruption of Rs 100 crore for the 2022 Goa elections. ED has produced sufficient evidence in that regard.

However, his party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said that it will appeal against this verdict in the Supreme Court.

Kejriwal now has to stay in Tihar Jail as the plea was rejected. That custody is till April 15.

Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in the Delhi Excise Policy (Liquor) scam case. He was then sent to judicial custody from April 1 to April 15. However, Kejriwal was taken to Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Monday (April 1) after the remand period expired.

The top leader of Aam Aadmi Party was not asked to be taken into custody by the ED. As a result, the court ordered him to be sent to jail.

Earlier, Kejriwal, who was lodged in Tihar Jail, had challenged his ‘arrest’ claiming it was illegal.

Kejriwal argued that the ED did not have any evidence against him. They could not provide evidence of money transactions. Could not recover any money. Although the ED said, the bribe money was spent in the Goa elections.

Kejriwal is the first Chief Minister to be taken into custody.

Source: NDTV

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