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'They are threatening me of arrest everyday': Arvind Kejriwal after skipping ED questioning Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal speaking at Singrauli/ Courtesy: Screengrab from video tweeted on his X page

'They are threatening me of arrest everyday': Arvind Kejriwal after skipping ED questioning

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Nov 2023, 09:35 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who skipped questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in the alleged liquor scam this morning, went campaigning in Madhya Pradesh several hours later. 

At rally in Singrauli, he said he could be arrested by the time the elections results are announced and exhorted his audience to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party.

"Standing in Delhi, they are threatening every day that they will arrest Kejriwal....  It doesn't matter if he arrests us, Kejriwal is not afraid of going to jail. You will arrest Kejriwal's body... how will you arrest Kejriwal's thoughts? You will arrest this one Kejriwal... how will you arrest thousands, lakhs and crores of Kejriwals?" he said.

"The day the election results come, I don't know whether I will be in jail or out... But wherever I am, I should hear that people are saying that Kejriwal had come to Singrauli and the people of Singrauli sent him back after giving a historic victory," he said.

Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday skipped the ED's summons served to him and asked to appear before the probe agency at 11 am.

Kejriwal, who heads Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will head to poll-bound Madhya Pradesh to campaign for his party.

The Chief Minister, who is one of the prime opponents of the country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), called the summons "illegal" and "politically motivated".

The probe agency is investigating the Delhi excise policy which has handed over liquor shop licences to private players.

The CBI alleges that liquor companies and middlemen were "actively involved in irregularities in the framing and implementation" of the excise policy.

Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Kejriwal's colleague in the party, Manish Sisodia, is already in jail in the same case as the prime accused.

A few days ago, the Supreme Court rejected the bail plea of Sisodia, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on February 26.

The AAP leader, who held several portfolios including education and finance in the city government, can reapply for bail if the trial proceeds at a slower pace, said the top court.

The agency also claims close associates of  Sisodia - Amit Arora, Dinesh Arora, and Arjun Pandey - collected commissions from liquor licensees and delivered them to the accused public servants.

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