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After HC Refuses To Give Him Safeguard, Delhi’s CM Kejriwal Is Arrested And Will Not Get Any Bail Or Preferences

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Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, was ultimately taken into custody on 21st, Thursday, by the Electorate Directorate force on suspicion of money laundering and the liquor scam.

Things end badly, otherwise, it wouldn’t be bad”. After two hours of round table questioning by ED, a few official papers were not fulfilled by CM to present before ED. The main cause of arresting Kejriwal after the HC refused to intervene and provide shelter to the AAP commandant, Arvind Kejriwal.

Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, He will be the subject of an ED custody request in an isolated PMLA court today. Late on the night of Thursday, Kejriwal filed a challenge to his arrest with the Supreme Court, and the case will be heard today. Bail is extremely hard to obtain. The primary goal of this law, which was passed in 2002 and went into effect on July 1st, 2005, was to stop money laundering. Changes made in 2012 included the inclusion of insurance companies, banks, and mutual funds in its jurisdiction.

Also Read: “Delhi Liquor Policy Scandal Leads to Arrests of Top Leaders: Updated List Released”

Reasons For CM’s Arrest

  • Following his release on bail from the Delhi court despite the ED’s plea, Arvind Kejriwal was jubilant. However, the High Court did not grant his petition. When Kejriwal asked the HC to step in on Thursday to protect him from “coercive action,” the court declined.

An hour later, a 12-person ED team arrived at the Delhi CM’s house with assistance from Delhi Police and other officials. Following a search, digital devices and mobile phones were seized. Kejriwal was taken into custody at around 9 p.m. on allegations of money laundering and conspiracy.

  • Owing to his nine summonses, Kejriwal had queried the pitch for himself, according to the legal advice given to officials. After initially denouncing the summonses as unlawful and politicized, the AAP convener made himself available for a video conference to field questions. He also asked the ED to clarify for him what role he was being called into. Kejriwal was summoned for questioning on Thursday in his own right rather than in his capacity as the national leader of AAP.
  • In their earlier charge sheets, the ED also cited Kejriwal’s alleged FaceTime call of Vijay Nair as “my boy” with purported South Group businessman Sameer Mahendru. Former AAP communication head Nair is charged with collaborating with the Southern Group from the beginning, guaranteeing the delivery of bribes in cash, and crafting the excise policy in a way that offered benefits to those who were purportedly paying bribes. A South Group businessman named Sarath Reddy allegedly told the ED that Nair arranged meetings between the group’s businessmen and offered an amount of Rs 100 crore to sway the excise laws in favor of K Kavitha and the South Group.

Author: Baisakhi Dhar

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