SC issues notice to ED on CM Kejriwal's plea against arrest

New Delhi, Apr 15 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a plea filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging his arrest and subsequent remand by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the excise policy case.

Agreeing to examine the matter, a bench presided over by Justice Sanjiv Khanna asked the federal anti-money laundering agency to file its reply by April 24.

The Bench, also comprising Justice Dipankar Datta, allowed the petitioner side to file a rejoinder affidavit, if any, by April 27 to the reply filed by ED.

The matter will be taken up next on April 29 for further hearing.

Last week, a Bench presided over by Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to urgently list CM Kejriwal’s petition. “Please send an email. I’ll look into it,” CJI Chandrachud told senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared on behalf of CM Kejriwal and mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.

CM Kejriwal has approached the Supreme Court challenging the dismissal of his plea by the Delhi High Court. Earlier, a bench of Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma of the High Court took note of the ED's submission that the federal anti-money laundering agency had enough material, including statements from approvers and allegations of involvement in the formulation of the excise policy, which had led them to arrest him.

It said, "The files and material placed before us reveal that the mandate of law was followed by the ED. The trial court order is not a two-line order. The statements with ED are of hawala dealers as well as AAP candidates in Goa elections."

Immediately after he was taken into custody by the ED on March 21, CM Kejriwal moved the apex court seeking an urgent late-night hearing on his petition. But the very next day, before a special Bench of the Supreme Court could commence hearing the matter, he withdrew his plea and decided to contest remand proceedings before the trial court.



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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    Passer by’s remarks, jailed prisoner’s allegations and murder accused tadipar’s statements are not valid enough proof to arrest Kejriwal. But still BJP misused its power with concocted charges to HC got him arrested. Earlier Kejriwal ignored illegal, without clarification and not addressed directly at him without any charges cited in the summons, but Kejriwal was taken into custody because he obeyed HC order respecting as an institute and not agreeing to any unproven charges.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    He is no ordinary person or chaiwaala.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru.

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    Yes he is a Thug.. With a Capital 'T'..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 16 2024

    Bandumaam; you mean ruffian, bandit, extortionist, or dacoit?

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  • Vincy, Bangkkk

    Tue, Apr 16 2024

    He cannot be kept longer , more you keep inside there are more chances he becoming next PM.The delhi CM is only one CM who knows the economics of India and he is the only CM says I have original degree unlike the PM.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 16 2024

    Who exactly?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    so for sure in Delhi lok sabha elections...aap will be victorious as kejri's arrest has increased his political value...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    I never knew this person had passed IRS after completing his graduation from IIT?

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  • Guru, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    But what is the use? Projected as if he is anti-corruption crusader and promised many things, finally did what other political parties do, landed heavily in corruption. Because in present day election system without money you will not survive. Mr. Kejriwal learnt it and practiced shrewdly so that it is difficult to catch.

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  • Preetham, Farangipet

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    But he can't beat the irony of Na khawoonga, khane doonga and Electoral bond loot.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2024

    The very fact that this case has been admitted by the honorable SC, and a notice issued to the concerned authority is a big setback for whomever is behind him... let the reply come. . and this man might be much more knowledgeable than anybody as to what will be the outcome... fingers crossed🤞! 🙏🙏

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