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Delhi court summons Arvind Kejriwal after ED files new complaint in excise policy case
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Delhi court summons Arvind Kejriwal after ED files new complaint in excise policy case

| @indiablooms | 07 Mar 2024, 11:56 am

New Delhi/IBNS: A Delhi court on Thursday summoned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a fresh complaint in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the excise policy case, media reports said.

Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rules the national capital, has been asked to appear before the court on March 16.

Kejriwal had previously skipped eight summons, stating that he would only appear before the ED if ordered by the court to do so.

The anti-corruption agency had filed a complaint before a Delhi court against Kejriwal for repeatedly skipping summonses over the past few months.

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

The Central Bureau of Investigation (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.

In April last year, the CBI questioned Kejriwal as a witness for nine hours, after which he slammed the agency.

The ED has been summoning him since November 2.

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