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CBI arrests CM Kejriwal, seeks 5 days custody, court decision within minutes

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The CBI arrested Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday in the alleged Delhi liquor scam case. CBI has sought 5 days custody of CM Kejriwal from Rouse Avenue court. After hearing the arguments of CBI and CM Kejriwal, the court has reserved the decision. The court will deliver the verdict at 4.30 pm.

Earlier, the court had allowed the CBI to formally arrest Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. After the order of Special Judge Amitabh Rawat, CBI arrested Kejriwal. The Central Investigation Agency requested the court to grant permission to arrest Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was produced in the court from Tihar Central Jail. Kejriwal is in jail in connection with an investigation into a money laundering case related to the alleged liquor scam in Delhi. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the matter.

CM Kejriwal has withdrawn the petition in the Supreme Court

After the CBI arrest, CM Kejriwal withdrew the petition challenging the Delhi High Court order in the Supreme Court. A vacation bench of Justice Manoj Mishra and Justice SVN Bhati allowed Kejriwal to withdraw his plea. Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Kejriwal, told the bench that since the High Court had passed a detailed order on June 25, he wanted to file a concrete appeal. Singhvi told the bench that developments are taking new shapes every day and now Kejriwal has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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In its June 25 order, the high court had stayed the lower court’s bail order. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, said that they have responded to Kejriwal’s plea which can be taken on record. The bench heard the arguments and allowed Kejriwal to file the appeal.

The ED made the arrest on March 21

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 and granted regular bail by the Rouse Avenue Court on June 20. Delhi’s lieutenant governor ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe alleged irregularities and corruption in the excise policy, which was subsequently scrapped in 2022.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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