Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal’s Plea

Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal's Plea
Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal's Plea Image/ANI
Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal's Plea
Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal's Plea Image/ANI

Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal’s Plea

Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal’s Plea

Delhi High Court to Hear Arvind Kejriwal’s Plea

The Delhi High Court has scheduled Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest and subsequent remand for Wednesday. Arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in connection with the excise policy case, Kejriwal’s legal team contends both arrest and remand as illegal.

According to Kejriwal’s legal representatives, his arrest lacks substantiated evidence and constitutes an arbitrary exercise of power. The plea highlights the alleged misuse of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to undermine democratic structures.

The Enforcement Directorate alleges that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) benefited from the alleged liquor scam’s proceeds, using them for political campaigns. They accuse Kejriwal of orchestrating the excise policy, implicating him in a conspiracy involving kickbacks.

Legal Proceeding

During the trial court hearing, senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and others appeared for Kejriwal, while ASG SV Raju represented the probe agency. The ED asserts Kejriwal’s direct involvement in policy formulation and kickback schemes, leading to his arrest.

Kejriwal’s arrest marks a historic moment in independent India, being the first time a serving Chief Minister faces such charges. The legal battle underscores the complexity of the case, which revolves around alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy.

Case Background

While not initially named in the FIRs, Kejriwal’s involvement surfaced in subsequent investigations. The case implicates other AAP members, including former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.As the legal saga unfolds, Kejriwal’s plea before the Delhi High Court seeks to challenge the legality of his arrest and remand, setting the stage for a contentious legal showdown.

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