Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody till July 12 in excise policy case on CBI plea – N.F Times


Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday sent chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody for 14 days (till July 12) in connection with corruption charges pertaining to alleged irregularities in the 2021-22 excise policy.

Kejriwal was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on June 26 in connection with the case. He was sent to CBI custody for three days.

Kejriwal was already in judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Senior Advocate Vikram Chaudhary, representing Kejriwal, told the the court that the investigation in the case has been going on since 2022.

During the hearing on Saturday, Senior Advocate Vikram Chaudhary, representing Kejriwal, told the the court that the investigation in the case has been going on since 2022.

The CBI has filed four charge sheets in the case against 17 accused persons, including Manish Sisodia and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha. Kejriwal has not been named in any of the indictments yet. They claim that out of ₹100 crore received by AAP as kickbacks, ₹44.45 crore was transferred to Goa during June 2021 to January 2022 through ‘hawala channels’ for election campaign purposes.


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