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Supreme Court Hears Arvind Kejriwal's Request For Bail To Campaign
May 07, 2024 12:06 pm

DIVYA DELHI: The Supreme Court will deliberate today on whether to grant interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been under arrest since March 21 and is currently confined in Tihar jail under judicial custody, in connection with a money laundering case linked to the scrapped Delhi excise policy. 

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta will begin proceedings by considering the plea of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader.  The Supreme Court on May 3, hinted at the possibility of granting interim bail to Mr Kejriwal in light of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Acknowledging the potentially time-consuming nature of the legal proceedings, the court expressed its willingness to hear arguments from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding interim relief to the AAP chief before elections in Delhi that are scheduled for May 25.

During the previous hearing, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing the ED, expressed opposition to Mr Kejriwal's bail, citing statements made by AAP leader Sanjay Singh following his release on bail in a related case.