Delhi court extends custodial remand of Arvind Kejriwal till April 1 in excise policy case

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March 28,2024 06:24 PM
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The Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday extended the custodial remand of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by four more days in a money laundering case related to Excise Policy.

New Delhi [India], March 28 (HBTV): The Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday extended the custodial remand of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by four more days in a money laundering case related to Excise Policy.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), while seeking further remand, submitted that data on one mobile phone (belonging to the arrestee's wife) had been extracted and that it is being analyzed. However, data from the other four digital devices seized during a search at Arvind Kejriwal's premises on March 21, 2024 (belonging to the arrestee himself) is yet to be extracted as the arrestee has sought time to provide password/login credentials after consulting with his lawyers.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja extended the ED remand period until April 1, 2024.

During the hearing, Arvind Kejriwal himself addressed the court and said there were only four statements, including C Arvind, where he claimed that "he gave some documentation to Manish Sisodia in my presence".  

C Arvind is the personal secretary to the then deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

"Several bureaucrats and MLAs came regularly to my home. Are these four statements made by different people sufficient to arrest a sitting chief minister?" Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal also referred to the statements of C Arvind, Raghav Magunta, and his father, and Sharath Reddy. Kejriwal made a statement about the issue of electoral bonds, stating that the BJP is getting money. Kejriwal pointed out that people are being turned approvers in the case and people are being forced to change their statements.

Kejriwal also said ‘I'm ready for every investigation. It's being alleged that 100 crore was in the liquor scam. Justice Sanjiv Khanna said that the money trail is not yet traced.’ 

"The real liquor scam begins post the ED investigation. The motive of the ED is to crush the Aam Aadmi Party," said Kejriwal.

A statement of one of the candidates for the AAP of Goa elections in 2022 is also recorded during this period. He has revealed that he did not have any money and his election expenditure (all expenses for rallies/events/public hoardings) was taken care of by the AAP office in Delhi only through their associates.

Arvind Kejriwal's wife and two children also attended the court proceedings.

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.