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Before Arvind Kejriwal, These CM’s Were Taken Into Custody

This is the first time a Delhi Chief Minister has been taken into custody while holding the position. But several past chief ministers have also been arrested before this. Let us tell you which CMs have been taken into custody thus far.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Mar 22, 2024 07:49 IST
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Before Arvind Kejriwal, Arrests Of These CMs Resulted In Resignation Submissions

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party, was taken into custody on Thursday from his residence by an Enforcement Directorate team. This is the first time a Delhi Chief Minister has been taken into custody while holding the position. But several past chief ministers have also been arrested before this. Arvind Kejriwal is the first chief minister to be arrested while serving in office. Let us tell you which CMs have been taken into custody thus far.

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Hemant Soren

The most recent example before Arvind Kejriwal is the Former chief minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren. His arrest happened on January 31, 2024. He is currently under ED custody. Soren is charged with land scamming. But after eight hours of ED questioning, he was forced to resign upon arriving at Raj Bhavan. Champai Soren is currently assuming control of the state.

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav, the former chief minister of Bihar was also arrested. The day of his arrest was July 30, 1996. The Special Court of Patna had earlier, on July 25, 1996, issued an arrest warrant. Lalu Prasad Yadav was forced to quit as Chief Minister as a result. Yadav, the head of the RJD, was found guilty in the 2013 fodder scam.

Uma Bharti

2004 saw the arrest of Uma Bharti. She was Madhya Pradesh’s chief minister at the time. Before her arrest, she was forced to resign from her position. She was charged with raising the flag on August 15, 1994, at a mosque in Hubli, Karnataka. After this, rioting is said to have started. On the other hand, Bharti was arrested ten years later.

J Jayalalitha

J Jayalalitha, the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, experienced a similar situation. From 1991 to 2016, Jayalalitha led the state as chief minister. In a 1996 corruption case, she was taken into custody. The court found Jayalalitha guilty in 2014. Jayalalitha was forced to enter jail after this. Before being arrested, she had resigned.

Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, has also been taken into custody. Nevertheless, he wasn’t the CM. In the skill development fraud, he was taken into custody. During his term, Madhu Koda Khan, the former chief minister of Jharkhand, was incarcerated. Also detained is former chief minister Shibu Soren.

Om Prakash Chautala

In addition, Om Prakash Chautala, the previous chief minister of Haryana, was also detained. But at that time, he wasn’t the CM either. 2013 saw the conviction of former chief minister Chautala in the teacher recruitment case. In this instance, he received a 10-year prison sentence. In contrast, he received a four-year prison sentence in 2022 for a case involving disproportionate assets. Chautala held multiple terms as Haryana’s Chief Minister from 1989 to 2005.

BS Yediyurappa

In the 2011 land fraud, BS Yediyurappa, a former chief minister of Karnataka, was also detained. But, he had left the position roughly two months before this. In the court, he had turned himself in. Also detained is M Karunanidhi, the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. In 2001, he was taken into custody. Even so, at the time he wasn’t the CM.

Also Read: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Arrested By ED From His Residence

First published on: Mar 22, 2024 07:49 AM IST

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