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Arvind Kejriwal Must Return To Jail On June 2, Supreme Court Turns Down Bail Extension

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal faced a major setback as the Supreme Court rejected his plea to extend his interim bail by 7 days, necessitating his return to jail on June 2.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: May 29, 2024 11:33 IST
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On Wednesday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal faced a significant setback as the Supreme Court rejected his plea to extend his interim bail by 7 days. Consequently, he must return to jail on June 2. The Supreme Court bench declined to entertain Kejriwal’s plea, stating that since he has the option to seek regular bail from the trial court, his plea is not eligible for consideration. Kejriwal is now required to surrender on June 2.

Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, secured interim bail until June 2, granted by the Supreme Court on May 10 to facilitate his election campaign. Recently, on May 27, he petitioned the Supreme Court for an extension of the bail period due to medical reasons. He requested a seven-day extension, citing the need for medical tests to address symptoms he’s experiencing and weight loss incurred during his time in jail. Kejriwal and his family sought reassurance about their health through examinations at Max Hospital. However, the Supreme Court rejected his plea for an extension.

ED Accused Arvind Kejriwal On Liquor Scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accused Arvind Kejriwal of being the mastermind behind the Delhi liquor scam and has named him as an accused in the associated money laundering case. Despite being summoned for questioning nine times by the ED, Kejriwal failed to appear. On the night of March 21, ED officials arrived at his residence with the tenth summons. After questioning him for three hours, they arrested him and took him into custody. On March 22, he was presented before the court and placed on remand.

Kejriwal was remanded into ED custody twice, totaling approximately ten days. On April 1, the court transferred him to Tihar Jail. Although he was granted bail after 50 days on May 10, his bail petitions were rejected during this period. There were also allegations surrounding his health, with the Tihar Jail administration accused of withholding insulin from him. Kejriwal obtained relief from the Supreme Court on May 10.

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First published on: May 29, 2024 11:17 AM IST

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