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In a big relief to Kejriwal, the High Court dismissed the petition seeking his removal from the post of Chief Minister. leader

Leader Online Desk: The Delhi High Court today (March 28) dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of Chief Minister following his arrest in a money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy.

Whether or not Arvind Kejriwal should be removed from the post of Chief Minister is a political matter. It does not come under the purview of the judiciary. Clarifying that there is no need for judicial intervention, Delhi High Court in-charge Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora dismissed the petition accusing Arvind Kejriwal of financial misappropriation. Such a person has no right to hold the post of Chief Minister. Surjit Singh Yadav of Delhi filed a petition demanding that he be removed from the post.

In the petition filed by Surjit Singh Yadav, it was said that an explanation should be given that he is holding the post of Chief Minister under authority. Chief Minister accused of financial scam should not be allowed to continue in public office. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday, March 27 refused to interfere in Arvind Kejriwal's arrest in the Delhi liquor policy scam case. Meanwhile, AAP leaders and office bearers are protesting in Delhi against Kejriwal's arrest.

What is the matter?

The probe into the Delhi liquor policy case focused on an alleged network of middlemen, businessmen and politicians that investigative agencies have called the “South Group”. The ED alleged that the liquor policy was changed to help the “South Group” of companies and Sisodia took a lenient stance in their interest without any consultation.

ED has already arrested Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other AAP leaders in connection with the liquor policy scam. 'ED' had so far summoned Kejriwal 9 times for investigation. He had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking protection from ED notices and arrest. After the court rejected their plea, the ED team reached Kejriwal's residence at 10 pm with a notice and a search warrant. Kejriwal was interrogated for two hours before his arrest. His mobile phone was seized during the interrogation. He was arrested after interrogation.

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