Arvind Kejriwal, Live Updates
Arvind Kejriwal, Live Updates

Arvind Kejriwal hearings in trial court and Supreme Court: LIVE UPDATES

The CBI is slated to produce Kejriwal in connection with its complaint in the excise policy case, while the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Kejriwal's plea challenging the stay on his bail in the ED case.

Arvind Kejriwal is slated to be produced before a trial court in Delhi in connection with the case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against him for irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy of 2021-22.

The CBI had taken Kejriwal's statement from jail earlier this week.

The Supreme Court is also slated to hear an appeal filed by Kejriwal, against the stay imposed by the Delhi High Court on a trial court order granting him bail in the money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Delhi excise policy case.

The Delhi excise policy case involves allegations that Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were part of a conspiracy to deliberately leave behind loopholes in the liquor policy for the benefit of certain liquor sellers.

The kickbacks received for this arrangement are alleged to have been used to fund the AAP's elections in Goa.

Kejriwal is presently lodged in Tihar jail. He was arrested by the ED on March 21 and remained in jail until the Supreme Court (by a May 10 order) allowed his release on interim bail for 21 days to campaign for the now-concluded Lok Sabha elections. He returned to jail on June 2.

He later moved the trial court for bail.

The trial court on June 20 granted bail to Kejriwal and ordered his release subject to furnishing a bail bond of ₹1 lakh.

Special Judge Niyay Bindu of the Rouse Avenue Court said that ED failed to give any direct evidence linking Kejriwal to the proceeds of the crime and has also failed to show that another accused, Vijay Nair, was acting on Kejriwal's behalf.

The special judge also said that the ED was acting with bias against Kejriwal.

The ED immediately moved the Delhi High Court and secured a stay of the trial court order.

In a detailed order passed on June 25, the High Court concluded that the trial court's bail order suffered from perversity and that it had not properly heard the ED before passing the order.

This led to the present appeal by Kejriwal before the apex court

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