Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody till July 12 in Delhi Excise Policy case


A court here on Saturday sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till July 12 in a corruption case related to the alleged excise policy scam.

Mr Kejriwal was produced before the court by the CBI after three days of custodial interrogation.

The CBI demanded a 14-day jail term for Mr Kejriwal, saying his imprisonment was necessary “in the interest of investigation and justice”.

Allowing the plea, Special Judge Sunina Sharma said that Kejriwal should be produced before the court on July 12.

A detailed order is awaited from the court.

Mr Kejriwal was arrested by the CBI in connection with irregularities in his government's excise policy.

On March 21, he was arrested by the ED in a money laundering case linked to the now defunct policy. He was granted bail by the trial court, which was stayed by the Delhi High Court.

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