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Arvind Kejriwal’s Bail Plea Adjourned Till July 15 By Delhi HC After ED Seeks More Time

Arvind Kejriwal’s Bail Plea Adjourned Till July 15 By Delhi HC After ED Seeks More Time

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned till July 15 the hearing in petition moved by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against the trial court order granting bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the alleged liquor policy scam.

After Additional Solicitor General SV Raju appearing for the Enforcement Directorate requested for more time for filing counter affidavit to Kejriwal’s response in court, the high court adjourned the matter till July 15.

A bench of Justice Neena Bansal Krishna will be hearing the case. Earlier, the Delhi CM was granted bail by a vacation bench of trial court in the ED case against him. But, the Delhi High Court stayed the trial court order.

In a separate development, a Delhi court on Tuesday took cognisance of chargesheet filed by the ED against Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). 

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja of Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court issued a production warrant for Arvind Kejriwal for July 12.

Earlier, on July 3, Arvind Kejriwal filed a separate bail petition in the Delhi High Court in a case filed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with alleged Delhi Liquor Policy scam. The CBI arrested AAP supremo in a corruption case on June 26, while he was in judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). 

A petition challenging the arrest and remand by CBI is still pending in the high court.

Last week, the Delhi High Court issued notice to CBI over arrest and subsequent remand of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection to the Delhi Liquor Policy case. The court has granted seven days to the CBI to file a reply. Next date of hearing in this case is July 17.

Earlier, a separate bench of the Delhi Court while upholding the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by the CBI in the liquor policy case, observed that his arrest was not illegal. However, the court said that the CBI should not be “over zealous”. 

Vacation judge Amitabh Rawat of Rouse Avenue Courts upheld CBI’s arrest and said that investigation is the prerogative of the investigating agency.

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