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'Not a single rupee recovered': Kejriwal's legal team as ED opposes interim bail; SC likely to give verdict today

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's legal team has raised a strong objection to the affidavit filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which the agency opposed interim bail in the Supreme Court.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 10th 2024 08:22 AM -- Updated: May 10th 2024 08:23 AM
'Not a single rupee recovered': Kejriwal's legal team as ED opposes interim bail; SC likely to give verdict today

'Not a single rupee recovered': Kejriwal's legal team as ED opposes interim bail; SC likely to give verdict today

PTC News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's legal team has raised a strong objection to the affidavit filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which the agency opposed interim bail in the Supreme Court.

A formal complaint has been filed with the Supreme Court's registry, criticising the ED's affidavit as a blatant disregard for legal procedures, especially given that the matter is already scheduled for a final decision in the SC on Friday and the affidavit was submitted without the SC's approval.


Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is likely to give its verdict today on Kejriwal's interim bail. The Delhi CM and APP's national convenor was arrested on March 21 by ED in a money laundering case linked to the alleged liquor policy scam. Now, Kejriwal is seeking a release from jail to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Kejriwal questions ED's affidavit in SC

Questioning the ED's objection to Kejriwal's interim bail, the AAP stated that it is well-known that despite the ED's two-year probe into the alleged liquor scam, no money or piece of evidence affidavit anyone in the Aam Aadmi Party has been recovered.

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"Further, the grounds of arrest of Arvind Kejriwal are based on statements made by other implicated persons viz. Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy, Sarath Reddy, Satya Vijay Naik, and a close aide of an ex-BJP CM. The ED has relied solely on the statements of these accused turned witnesses with direct links to and benefitting from the BJP. For instance, Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy, who received an NDA Lok Sabha ticket, gave a statement to facilitate the bail of his son, Raghav Reddy. Another approver, P. Sarath Reddy, sent Rs60 crores to the BJP's account through electoral bonds to secure his own bail," the AAP said.

The release further read, "A third person, Satya Vijay Naik, who fought 2022 Goa assembly elections on the AAP ticket, is closely associated with Goa CM Pramod Sawant and fought on the BJP ticket in 2012 and 2017. Another accused turned approver was a close aide of former BJP CM Manohar Parrikar. Thus, all 4 incriminating statements are from persons closely linked to the BJP."

- With inputs from agencies

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