Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Delhi excise policy case | No relief to Arvind Kejriwal, court's refusal to protect him from arrest leader


Leader Online Desk : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed a petition in the High Court seeking protection from arrest in the Delhi Liquor Policy case. A hearing was held on this today (March 21). Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court refused to grant Arvind Kejriwal any interim protection from severe action. The court said that we are not inclined to grant interim relief at this stage. Meanwhile, the court has sought a reply from the ED on this petition. The next hearing in this case will be held on April 22. (Delhi excise policy case)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had stated in a recent petition filed in the Delhi High Court that he will attend the inquiry conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) only if no arrests are made and no criminal action is taken in the Delhi Liquor Policy case. A hearing was held on this today (March 21) before the bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait.

ED has so far issued nine summons to Kejriwal in the Delhi liquor policy case. Today (March 21) Kejriwal has been called for questioning. Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, while arguing on behalf of Kejriwal during the hearing of the case in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, said that AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh were also arrested by the ED in a similar manner. Willing to attend the inquiry. (Delhi excise policy case)

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Liquor (liquor) traders who were granted licenses by the Delhi government under the Excise Duty Policy 2021-22 paid bribes for it. It is alleged that the licenses were also given to the liquor merchants favored by the Aam Aadmi Party. The Aam Aadmi Party has denied the allegations. Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had scrapped the liquor policy due to irregularities and recommended a CBI probe. The ED had also registered a case on charges of alleged money laundering. On February 26, 2023, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Delhi Deputy Commissioner Manish Sisodia in this case.

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