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Arvind Kejriwal Does Not Get Temporary Relief From The High Court In The Liquor Policy Case
Mar 21, 2024 05:57 pm

In the liquor policy issue, the Delhi High Court today denied Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's request for protection from arrest. However, the court set a deadline of April 22 for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to respond to Mr. Kejriwal's new suit. "After hearing both viewpoints, we are not inclined to provide protection at this time. The respondent has the right to submit a reply, according to the bench of Justices Manoj Jain and Suresh Kumar Kait.In his plea contesting the ED's summons to appear before them for questioning about purported money laundering while advancing the now-cancelled Delhi liquor policy case, Mr. Kejriwal includes a request for protection from arrest. The chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) filed the petition in response to his ninth summons from the ED. Today, his attorney requested that the high court grant an order to postpone the issuance of the summons. It's already finished. Time has passed. Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing the ED, stated, "He is not attending." Mr. Kejriwal has continuously objected to appearing before the ED, claiming that the central agency's summons was unlawful.In the Delhi liquor policy case, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh are being held in judicial custody. The name of Mr. Kejriwal has appeared several times in chargesheets that the ED has submitted. The other accused, according to the agency, had contact with Mr. Kejriwal for the purpose of crafting the excise policy, which they claim gave them unfair benefits in exchange for paying kickbacks to the AAP.