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Arvind Kejriwal, K Kavitha’s judicial custody extended till May 7

Updated: Apr 23rd, 2024

K Kavitha, Arvind Kejriwal

A Delhi court today extended till May 7 the judicial custody of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and BRS (Bharat Rashtra Samithi) leader, K Kavitha, in the money laundering case linked to the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam case.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja of the Rouse Avenue Court passed the orders upon expiry of the previously-granted judicial custody.

The Enforcement Directorate arrested Arvind Kejriwal on Mar 21 after questioning him for over two hours at his official residence in Delhi.

The ED has termed Kejriwal the “kingpin and the key conspirator” of the alleged excise policy scam in collusion with other ministers of the Delhi government, AAP leaders, and other persons.

On Apr 22, the Delhi High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking extraordinary interim bail to incarcerated Delhi chief minister in all the criminal cases registered against him by the central agencies, till the completion of his tenure or the trials, whichever ends earlier.

Imposing a cost of ₹75,000 on the petitioner, a law student, a Bench presided over by Acting Chief Justice Manmohan termed the petition as “totally misconceived” and questioned his locus standi to file such a plea.

(Source: IANS)

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