Excise policy 'scam': Delhi HC to pass order on ED's plea for stay on Arvind Kejriwal's bail on June 25

The order is scheduled to be pronounced at 2:30 p.m.
Last Updated : 24 June 2024, 12:18 IST

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is set to pronounce its order on Tuesday on ED's plea for stay on the trial court's judgment which granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy scam case.

A vacation bench of Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain would pronounce the order at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, June 25.

The High Court had on Friday reserved the judgement on the ED's plea for stay appeal.

It had said until it delivered the order on ED's application, the bail order would remain stayed.

On June 20, in a relief to Kejriwal, Rouse Avenue Court's Vacation Judge Niyay Bindu passed the order granting him bail in the case.

However, on June 21, the ED rushed to the High Court as the district court's judge had rejected a request for stay for 48 hours to file an appeal.

Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing for the ED, had argued that the trial court's bail order was "perverse" as it was contrary to the mandate of Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

He also claimed the trial court had not given sufficient opportunity to the ED to represent its case.

Kejriwal's counsel claimed the trial judge had granted bail through a reseasoned order.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singvhi, appearing for Kejriwal, said that the ED's approach was "deplorable".

Kejriwal had remained on interim bail by the Supreme Court's order on May 10 for campaign during the general elections. However, he surrendered on June 2 as per the apex court's order. The top court however had then said he can approach the trial court for bail.

He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21

Published 24 June 2024, 12:18 IST

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