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Ramayana, Gita and…: 'These' things Kejriwal asked for in Tihar Jail | leader


Leader Online Desk : Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has today (April 1) sent a 15-day judicial remand to AAP chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in ED custody in a money laundering case related to Delhi's liquor policy. Kejriwal has demanded three books from Tihar Jail.

Kejriwal not cooperating with investigation: ED

During today's hearing, ED told the Rouse Avenue court that Arvind Kejriwal is not cooperating with the investigation. They don't give straight answers. Additional Solicitor SV Raju on behalf of ED said that the purpose of all this is to tell the court that we can seek Kejriwal's custody in future as well. Kejriwal has not yet shared the mobile password. They are giving answers to all the questions that they don't know. The ED also claimed that Kejriwal was deliberately trying to divert the investigation. After this, the court remanded Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15.

Kejriwal asked for 'these' things in Tihar Jail

Arvind Kejriwal has filed a petition in the court through his lawyers, in which he has sought permission to take three books to the jail. These books include Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and 'How Prime Minister Decides' by veteran journalist Neerja Chaudhary. Along with this, necessary medicines have also been demanded in the jail. He has also sought permission from the court to take the religious locket he was carrying with him to the jail. Apart from this, special diet has also been demanded. He has also sought permission from the court to provide tables and chairs in the jail.

Kejriwal sent to Tihar Jail

Kejriwal has now been sent to Tihar Jail after being remanded in judicial custody. According to Tihar Jail sources, it has not yet been decided in which barrack Tihar Kejriwal will be kept. Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh has been shifted from Tihar Jail No.2 to Jail No.5 a few days ago. Manish Sisodia is lodged in Tihar Jail Number One. At the same time, Satendra Jain has been kept in jail number seven of Tihar Jail. of Kavita is lodged in Lady Jail No.6.

How is the daily routine in Tihar Jail?

Tihar Jail has a total of nine jails, housing about 12,000 inmates. Prisoners belonging to ED and CBI are kept in this jail. All the inmates in the prison have the same routine. Prisoners' cells and barracks are opened with sunrise. Tea and bread are served as breakfast at 6:40 am. After bathing, preparations are made if one wants to go to court or meet someone. Dal, one vegetable and five rotis are served in the morning around half past ten to eleven. A prisoner who does not want to eat roti is given rice. After this the prisoners are confined in the barracks from 12 noon to 3 pm. At three o'clock the prisoners are taken out of the barracks. At 3.30 they are given tea and two biscuits. After that at around 4 pm the prisoner can meet the lawyer if he wants to see him. At 5.30 pm, the inmates are served dinner, which consists of dal, a vegetable and five rotis. After sunset at 6.30 or 7 pm all the prisoners are locked up in cells.
Prisoners are allowed to watch TV in prisons. Only 18 to 20 channels including news, sports and entertainment channels are allowed to be watched during this period.

Kejriwal arrested on March 21 in liquor scam case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 after nearly two hours of interrogation. After this, the Rouse Avenue court remanded him in ED custody till March 28. After this, his ED custody was again extended till April 1.

What is the new liquor policy in Delhi?

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.

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