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Delhi HC to hear ED’s plea challenging Kejriwal’s bail
Jul 10, 2024 03:16 pm

The Delhi high court on Wednesday listed the matter to July 15, the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea challenging bail to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal by the trial court on June 20 in the alleged money laundering case even as the CM’s legal team requested the court to hear the matter on urgent basis. A bench of justice Neena Bansal Krishna deferred the hearing after the ED, represented by additional solicitor general (ASG) SV Raju, sought time to respond to the reply filed by the chief minister stating that the CM’s legal team had served the reply copy at 11:00pm on Tuesday and they thus need time. Kejriwal, represented by senior advocate AM Singhvi, said that the reply copy was mailed to the investigating officer (IO) at 1:00pm. He contended that there was extreme urgency in the matter as the high court on June 25 had stayed the bail granted to the AAP supremo. He also observed that the trial court should have given proper opportunity to the ED to present its case and recorded its satisfaction under Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that “there are reasonable grounds for believing that Kejriwal is not guilty of such offence.