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Arvind Kejriwal appears in Delhi court for ED summons, gets bail.
Mar 16, 2024 11:52 am

Arvind Kejriwal skips the summonses, calling them illegal and political. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal appeared in a Delhi court for Enforcement Directorate summons. After the agency filed a case for missing summonses, Rouse Avenue Court granted him bail. For the case, Kejriwal appeared in court for the first time. At the last hearing, he appeared by video.The Enforcement Directorate has filed two complaints against Kejriwal for not joining the Delhi excise policy probe. It wants Arvind Kejriwal's comment on policy formulation, pre-finalization meetings, and bribery. Kejriwal has ignored the summonses, calling them illegal and political. “The court ordered Arvind Kejriwal to provide a ₹50,000 bond and surety bond. Both bonds were provided, and Kejriwal left. After that, we applied for copies under 207 and 91 CrPC, and reply and arguments are due April 1, counsel Ramesh Gupta informed ANI.BJP MP Manoj Tiwari advised Arvind Kejriwal to obey the law. "He was granted bail on a ₹15,000 bond for ED allegations. The court has ordered him to reply to the ED summons and observe the law while on bail. He emphasized that Constitutional oath-takers should follow the law. There's no proof against Kejriwal, says AAP leader Reena Gupta. "We've always said this is a political vengeance and a false case. She maintained there was no evidence. Court refused to stay summonses. Kejriwal denied willful disobedience and explained his absence, which were verified.Virtual Kejriwal appeared February 17. The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate heard the Enforcement Directorate's second case last week and summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to court on March 16. The second complaint against Kejriwal was filed under Section 190 (1)(a) CrPC r/w Section 200 CrPC 1973 r/w Section 174 IPC, 1860 r/w Section 63 (4) of PMLA, 2002 for non-attendance under Section 50.Six charge sheets have been filed in the Delhi excise policy case. In its sixth charge sheet, the ED accused AAP leader Sanjay Singh and his aide Sarvesh Mishra of using ₹45 million in policy kickbacks for their 2022 Goa assembly election campaign. AAP leader Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh face identical allegations in jail. The party alleges the Centre wants ED to arrest Arvind Kejriwal to prevent Lok Sabha campaigning.