The Delhi High Court will hear the plea against Arvind Kejriwal's arrest today. Latest News India


The Delhi High Court will hear AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's plea against the CBI's arrest on Tuesday.

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader, Arvind Kejriwal.  (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader, Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)

A bench headed by Justice Neena Bansal Krishna will hear the Delhi Chief Minister's petition.

The application was filed on Monday.

Arvind Kejriwal, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in the Delhi Excise Policy case, was arrested by the CBI in June.

The CBI action comes days after a local court granted bail to Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case linked to the excise policy case.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor has also challenged the trial court's June 26 order by which he was sent to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for three days.

On June 29, Kejriwal was remanded in judicial custody till July 12 in the corruption case by the trial court, which said that his name had emerged as a key conspirator and as the investigation was still on, he would be asked to do more. Custodial interrogation may be required. .

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The CBI claimed that Arvind Kejriwal was not cooperating with the investigation team and had responded evasively during his three-day detention.

He also claimed that Kejriwal could influence witnesses in the Delhi Excise Policy case.

On June 26, the trial court refused to declare his arrest by the CBI illegal. The trial judge said that the timing of the arrest “may be sensitive but it is not a clear criterion for declaring an arrest illegal”.

“Investigation is the prerogative of the investigating agency, however, certain safeguards are provided in law and at this stage, on the material on record, it cannot be said that the arrest is illegal. However, the agency should not be overzealous. “, the trial court had said.

Agencies have accused Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders of acquiescence. 100 crores as kickbacks to a group of politicians and businessmen for making a favorable liquor policy. The policy was scrapped soon after Delhi's lieutenant governor recommended an inquiry into licensing irregularities.

ANI, with input from PTI

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