Big blow to Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, court sent him to judicial custody for 14 days


Chief Minister Kejriwal has not got any relief from the court in the Delhi liquor scam case. Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court, while hearing the CBI's petition seeking judicial custody on Saturday, sent Chief Minister Kejriwal to judicial custody for 14 days.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's troubles are not coming to an end. He appeared before the Rouse Avenue Court today in the money laundering case related to the liquor scam. Where, the court has sent Kejriwal to judicial custody for 14 days. Earlier, after the completion of the hearing, the court had reserved its decision on the CBI's petition demanding judicial custody.

Kejriwal's CBI remand was ending today. CBI had arrested him on 26 June. After this, the court had sent him to CBI custody for three days. CBI had sought 5 days custody of CM Kejriwal from Rouse Avenue Court, but the agency got only 3 days remand from the court. Kejriwal was granted bail by the trial court on 20 June in the money laundering case related to the liquor scam. The Enforcement Directorate challenged this decision of the lower court in the Delhi High Court. The High Court put an interim stay on the decision of the trial court.

Arvind Kejriwal's lawyer Rishi Kumar said that the bail application will be moved in the court on behalf of Arvind Kejriwal on Monday or Tuesday. Arvind Kejriwal will be produced in the court again on July 12.

The court accepted two demands of Kejriwal

During the hearing, Kejriwal's lawyer presented two applications before the court. In the first, it was demanded that Kejriwal be allowed to meet his family for 10 to 15 minutes till the judge writes the order. In the second, when Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody after his arrest in the ED case, the exemption he was getting on medical grounds should be continued in future as well. The court has accepted both the demands.

What did CBI say in the court?

The CBI had told the court that Kejriwal has put all the blame on senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia, who is already in jail in the case. The investigating agency said that Kejriwal has said that he has no knowledge about the excise policy. On this statement of the CBI, Kejriwal said that I blamed Sisodia. Kejriwal said that I am also innocent and Sisodia is also innocent. He has been framed.

Arrest before hearing in SC, what did the wife say?

The CBI arrested Kejriwal just before the hearing in the Supreme Court. On Kejriwal's arrest, his wife Sunita Kejriwal said that Arvind Kejriwal got bail on 20 June. Immediately the ED got a stay. The very next day the CBI made him an accused and then arrested him. The entire system is trying to ensure that Kejriwal does not come out of jail. This is not law. This is dictatorship, it is an emergency.

Delhi HC did not grant bail to Kejriwal

On June 25, the Delhi High Court did not grant bail to Kejriwal. The court maintained the stay on bail. The High Court said in its order that the trial court has not addressed the conditions of bail under Section 45 of the PMLA Act. The lower court did not consider the ED's document. ED was not given a chance to argue. The trial court did not pay attention to Section 70 of PMLA. The record was not considered. The allegations need to be properly considered.

AAP's attack today against the arrest

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a nationwide protest today against the arrest of CM Arvind Kejriwal. The party says that the BJP-led central government is misusing all central investigation agencies for its political purposes. BJP wants to keep Kejriwal in jail at any cost so that he stays away from elections. The party said that when BJP felt that Arvind Kejriwal was going to get bail from the Supreme Court, it brought the CBI forward. A huge protest will be held against BJP over Kejriwal's arrest.