Arvind Kejriwal, Supreme Court, Live Updates
Arvind Kejriwal, Supreme Court, Live Updates

Arvind Kejriwal challenges stay on bail order: LIVE UPDATES from Supreme Court

On June 21, the Delhi High Court had passed an interim order to stay the bail granted to Kejriwal by a trial court on June 20.

The Supreme Court is hearing the appeal filed by Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal challenging the Delhi High Court's interim order staying bail granted to him by a trial court in the Delhi excise policy case.

A bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SVN Bhatti is hearing the matter.

Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 in the money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy of 2021-22, on allegations that he conspired to deliberately leave loopholes in the policy for the benefit of certain liquor sellers.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has alleged that the AAP used kickbacks received for this arrangement to fund its elections in Goa.

Kejriwal has counter-alleged that the ED has no proof to back up its allegations and that it is running an extortion racket.

Kejriwal was briefly released from jail on interim bail following a May 10 order by the Supreme Court so that he could campaign for the now-concluded Lok Sabha elections. He returned to jail on June 2. An interim bail plea filed on medical grounds was rejected by a trial court on June 5.

On June 20 (Thursday) evening, Judge Niyay Bindu of the Rouse Avenue courts granted Kejriwal regular bail, only for the Delhi High Court to stay this decision the next day, after the ED challenged the trial court's order.

The High Court on June 21 reserved orders on the ED's appeal and informed that it would pronounce its verdict in a couple of days. In the meantime, the trial court order was stayed.

This interim stay has now been challenged by Arvind Kejriwal before the Supreme Court.

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