The court ordered Kejriwal to be imprisoned till April 15

Last Updated on April 1, 2024 9:21 am

A Delhi court has ordered Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to remain in jail till April 15 in India’s excise policy scam case. Delhi’s Rose Avenue court gave this verdict on Monday, NDTV reported.

Kejriwal was taken to Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Monday after the remand period expired. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) did not seek Kejriwal’s custody. ED lawyer SV Raju said that there is no need for custodial interrogation at this time.

Soon after, Judge Kaveri Bajewa ordered Kejriwal to be sent to 14-day jail custody. The Delhi Chief Minister was taken to Tihar Jail after the court order.

However, the court allowed him to meet his wife Sunita Kerjiwal and ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj before being sent to custody.

Kejriwal was arrested from his residence on March 21 in Delhi Excise corruption case. The commission summoned him nine times in this case. But, he did not appear even once. ED then searched his residence on March 21 evening. Arvind Kejriwal was arrested after two hours of questioning. In the meantime, however, the Chief Minister of Delhi has approached the Delhi High Court challenging the ED’s arrest. The next hearing of the case is on April 4.

Kejriwal sees his arrest as a political conspiracy ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Protests against his arrest are going on across Delhi. Even Germany, America and the United Nations have expressed concern.

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