Sunday, July 14, 2024

Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on Arvind Kejriwal’s bail plea in excise policy case – N.F Times


New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) regarding a bail plea filed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy case.

Initially, the high court agreed with the CBI’s contention that Kejriwal should have approached a city court first. However, the bench later opted to consider the merits of Kejriwal’s direct appeal to the high court during the arguments.

Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, representing Kejriwal, said the AAP leader is not a flight risk and not a terrorist and the CBI arrested him after he got bail in the ED’s money laundering case.

“Notice accepted. Petitioner has approached directly before the HC, this contention shall be considered at the time of arguments,” said Justice Neena Bansal Krishna in her order.

The court listed it for further hearing on July 17.

The AAP supremo has already challenged his arrest in the CBI case and the plea is pending before the high court.

Arvind Kejriwal, the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was arrested by the CBI from Tihar Jail, where he remains in judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).


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