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Will appear before 'ED' only if not arrested: Kejriwal's new petition | leader

Leader Online Desk : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has stated in a newly filed petition in the Delhi High Court that he will attend the investigation to be conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) only if no arrests are made and no criminal action is taken in the Delhi liquor case. Today, his petition will be heard 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. Arguing on behalf of Kejriwal during the hearing of the case in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh were also arrested by the ED in a similar manner. Are ready to attend.

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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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