Delhi excise policy case: Arvind Kejriwal Supreme Court hearing today

Shivani Arora

News Delhi – April 15,2024: Arvind kejriwal arrested on 21st March 2024 under the Delhi liquor scam policy. Just 6 weeks are left for the upcoming polls in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s petition against his arrest by Enforcement Directorate will come up in the Supreme Court today. Few days back Delhi High Court rejected his plea and said the Central government has done nothing wrong.

They are just following the constitution of the country. Just after the high court’s verdict, Aam Aadmi party knocked the gate of supreme court for relief. Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody till April 15 by the trial court on April 1.

The Enforcement Directorate has accused the Aam Aadmi Party of benefiting from the alleged liquor scam.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann is going to meet him today in Tihar Jail.Mann is likely to be accompanied by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.

Delhi excise policy case

The Delhi excise policy case pertains to alleged corruption and money laundering in formulating and executing the Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22. The policy was later scrapped after Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena sought a CBI probe into the policy alleging irregularities.

According to a chargesheet filed by the CBI and ED, some AAP leaders accepted ₹100 crore as kickbacks from a group of politicians and liquor businessmen to grant licenses to them under the excise policy.

There was an involvement of certain ‘South Group’ in the alleged irregularities, the central agencies said. The chargesheet also mentioned that all the accused in the case were allegedly in touch with Kejriwal to formulate the excise policy that resulted in undue benefits to them in return for which they paid kickbacks to the party.

The trial court on April 1, sent Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15.

The ED alleged that the Aam Adami Party (AAP) is the major beneficiary of the proceeds of crime generated in the alleged liquor scam.

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