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Excise policy case: Arvind Kejriwal moves Delhi HC challenging CBI arrest and remand order

Kejriwal was arrested by the CBI on June 26 from Tihar jail, where he was in judicial custody in a related money-laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate.
Last Updated : 01 July 2024, 06:16 IST

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday approached the Delhi High court challenging his arrest by the CBI and the trial court's June 26 order in which he was remanded to three-day custodial interrogation in the liquor policy scam case.

He is also aggrieved with the observation that his arrest was not illegal.

After being arrested by the CBI, and three days custodial interrogation, he was on June 29 remanded to judicial custody till July 12. He was first arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21 in a money laundering case lodged on August 22, 2022 in connection with the scam.

He was already in judicial custody in the ED case when the CBI arrested him.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court's vacation bench of Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain had on June 25 allowed the ED's appeal and stayed the trial court's order of granting Kejriwal the bail in the case. The HC said the vacation judge did not appropriately consider the materials on record in the liquor policy scam case.

On June 24, the Supreme Court had declined to grant any relief to Kejriwal on his plea questioning the June 21 order of stay passed by the Delhi High Court on his bail.

On June 20, in a relief, Kejriwal was granted him bail in the ED's case by a vacation judge. 

Kejriwal is alleged to be prime accused and main conspirator in the case. 

On June 5, the trial court rejected Kejriwal's medical bail plea on the ground that his involvement in the crime could not be ruled out. 

Earlier on May 10, the Supreme Court had granted bail to Kejriwal till June 1 in order to let him participate in election campaigns for Lok Sabha polls, and asked him to surrender on June 2.

The apex court is yet to pronounce its order on his challenging validity of his arrest by the ED.

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Published 01 July 2024, 06:16 IST

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