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Arvind Kejriwal Sent To Tihar Jail For 15 days Judicial Custody By Rouse Avenue Court

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's judicial custody extended until April 15 by Rouse Avenue Court. ED requested additional remand, citing non-cooperation.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 1, 2024 12:10 IST
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On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sentenced to 15 days of judicial custody in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. The decision was made by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court following the conclusion of Kejriwal’s custody with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today.

The Enforcement Directorate presented Kejriwal before Special CBI Judge Kaveri Baweja at Rouse Avenue Court. ASG SV Raju stated that the agency isn’t seeking further custody but requesting judicial custody. Referring to the Senthil Balaji case, he emphasized the possibility of seeking custody beyond 15 days due to Kejriwal’s alleged non-cooperation. The ED informed the court that Kejriwal stated “Vijay did not report to me but to Atishi” in his statement.

The federal agency requested 15 days of judicial custody for the Delhi Chief Minister, which was granted by the court. Arvind Kejriwal, the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor, has requested to take three books – Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, and How PM Decides by Nirja Chaudhary – to prison.

Delhi’s Tihar jail has initiated preparations for accommodating Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The jail administration conducted at least two high-level meetings over the last four days in anticipation of his arrival.

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The Tihar Jail superintendent convened another high-level meeting on Monday. Jail authorities have sanitized jail number five in preparation for Arvind Kejriwal’s arrival. Kejriwal is expected to be transferred to Tihar Jail on Monday evening.

Earlier, The PMLA court had extended Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s judicial custody till April 1. After four days of remand, he was ordered to appear in court at 11:30 hours on April 1. Following six days in judicial custody since March 23, the ED had sought further remand for interrogation. They claimed the CM was uncooperative and needed to question others in Goa linked to the case.

Kejriwal had also accused the ED of influencing witness statements but admitted they treated him well during questioning. The ASG argued in court that Kejriwal wasn’t cooperating with evidence. The CM alleged a political conspiracy behind the liquor scam accusations to discredit the Aam Admi Party

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First published on: Apr 01, 2024 11:57 AM IST

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