Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sent to juducial custody, claims PM Modi not doing the right thing: What we know so far | India News

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody until April 15 by Special Judge Kaveri Baweja at Rouse Avenue Court on Monday, marking the culmination of his remand period in the Delhi Excise policy money laundering case.
As he entered the court complex, the Delhi CM criticized Prime Minister Modi, asserting that his actions were detrimental to the nation.”Pradhan Mantri jo kar rahe hain woh desh ke liye achha nahi hai (What the PM is doing is not right for the country),” Kejriwal conveyed to reporters during his court appearance.
Under tight security, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) escorted the chief minister to the court premises. The ED submitted an application seeking direction to place Arvind Kejriwal in judicial custody, stating that further custodial interrogation was presently unnecessary. Additional Solicitor General SV Raju represented the ED during the proceedings.
What we know so far

  • The Rouse Avenue court sent Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15 in excise policy case.
  • While entering the court complex the Delhi CM crticised PM Modi claiming he was not doing the right thing.
  • The Enforcement Directorate produced Arvind Kejriwal before court amid high security.
  • Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in the Delhi excise policy-linked money laundering case and subsequently remanded in the agency’s custody till March 28 by a court in Delhi. He was produced before the Rouse Avenue Court after the end of his custodial remand.
  • Kejriwal filed a plea before the Delhi high court, asserting that the ED’s actions violated his fundamental rights. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief contended in his plea that the ED has not been able to prove his guilt.
  • The Delhi high court refused to grant any relief to Kejriwal regarding his plea against his arrest by the ED. The court granted ED seven days to respond and fixed April 3 as the next date for hearing.
  • In a show of unity, ‘INDIA’ bloc leaders came together at ‘loktantra bachao’ (save democracy) rally on Sunday and attacked the NDA govt for being “dictatorial” and “misusing” ED and other central agencies to “rig” Lok Sabha polls by getting its opponents jailed and bank accounts of parties sealed.
  • Kejriwal’s wife Sunita made six promises on behalf of the Delhi CM at INDIA bloc’s ‘Loktantra Bachao’ rally at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. The promises include: 24×7 electricity and no powercuts, free elecrity for the poor, government school in every area and quality education for poor and rich alike, mohallah clinic in very village and area and multi specilailty hospital so everyone can have proper and free treatment, farmers minimum support price (MSP) according to Swaminathan report, and full statehood to Delhi.
  • Former deputy chief minister Sisodia and AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and BRS leader K Kavitha were also arrested in relation to the Excise Policy case.
  • AAP government had implemented the liquor policy in Delhi on November 17, 2021, based on expert committee report.
  • Following the implementation of the policy, Delhi chief secretary Naresh Kumar submitted report to Lieutenant governor VK Saxena on alleged irregularities in the policy on July 8, 2022. Saxena recommended a CBI probe into the formulation of excise policy.

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