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Delhi liquor policy case: There is no relief for Kejriwal, hearing in the Supreme Court on April 29 in the case of arrest leader


Leader Online Desk : The petition of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging the arrest made by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Delhi Liquor Policy case was heard in the Supreme Court today (April 15). A bench of Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice Dipankar Dutta has issued notice to the 'ED'. In this case, the bench has ordered that the ED should file a reply by April 24. It was also clarified that the next hearing in this case will be held on April 29.

Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 in the Delhi liquor policy case. He had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court claiming that the arrest was illegal. On April 10, the Delhi High Court rejected Kejriwal's plea. Kejriwal filed a petition challenging this verdict in the Supreme Court.

The next hearing in the Supreme Court will be on April 29

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued on behalf of Kejriwal in today's hearing. He questioned the arrest of Kejriwal before the Lok Sabha elections. The bench clarified that we know the facts of the case. We have read the documents. The court will next hear the matter on April 29,” a bench of Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice Dipankar Dutta clarified.

What did the Delhi High Court say?

In the Delhi liquor policy case, on April 9, Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma of the single bench of the Delhi High Court rejected Kejriwal's plea. The ED had enough evidence to warrant arrest. That is why they arrested Kejriwal. Political reasons cannot be brought before the court. The case before this Court is not a conflict between the Central Government and Kejriwal. So is the case between Kejriwal and ED. This court will not make one for common citizens and special privilege for Chief Minister. Judges are bound by law, not politics. Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma also clarified that judgments are written according to legal principles.

What is Delhi's New Liquor Policy?

On 22 March 2021, the then Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia announced a new liquor policy for Delhi. On 17 November 2021, a new liquor policy i.e. Excise Duty Policy 2021-22 was implemented. Given after this policy. The government's control over the liquor shops was transferred to the private sector. The government predicted that the mafia rule in the liquor business would end and the government's revenue would increase. But this new policy was controversial from the beginning. On 28 July 2022, the government scrapped the new liquor policy and reinstated the old policy after the uproar.

Kejriwal sent to Tihar Jail

Arvind Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody by the Sessions Court on April 1 after the ED ended his custody on March 21. Kejriwal has been sent to Tihar Jail.

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