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Delhi Court extends Arvind Kejriwal's custody with ED till April 1

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 28th 2024 04:04 PM
Delhi Court extends Arvind Kejriwal's custody with ED till April 1

Delhi Court extends Arvind Kejriwal's custody with ED till April 1

PTC News Desk: The custody of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under the Enforcement Directorate was extended by the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi on Thursday, stretching his confinement for an additional four days until April 1. As per the court's directive, the AAP national convenor is slated to appear in court at 11:30 am on April 1.

Despite the Enforcement Directorate's plea for a seven-day extension of Kejriwal's custody for further interrogation in a money laundering case, the court opted for the four-day extension.

This court order followed hours after Kejriwal's impassioned defense in court, where he accused the probe agency of attempting to "crush" the AAP.

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While addressing the court, Kejriwal expressed, "I am not opposing the remand petition of the ED. The ED can keep me in custody for as many days as it wants. But this is a scam." He also alleged that the probe agency was attempting to entangle him in the Delhi liquor policy case as part of its agenda to undermine the AAP.

Kejriwal went further to claim, "The ED had two objectives. One is to crush AAP, and the second is to create a smokescreen and run an extortion racket behind it through which they are collecting money."

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During the court proceedings, the Enforcement Directorate countered Kejriwal's assertions, stating that he was not cooperating with their investigation. "Kejriwal has not disclosed the password of the mobile phone recovered from him. If he does not cooperate, we will have to open it (technically). Therefore, we need further remand. He is not cooperating. He is not answering the questions directly," the probe agency remarked.

Furthermore, the Enforcement Directorate claimed to possess evidence suggesting that Arvind Kejriwal had solicited a bribe of Rs 100 crore.

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(Inputs from agencies)




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