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Arvind Kejriwal served two fresh summons hours after LS poll dates' announcement
Arvind Kejriwal
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Arvind Kejriwal served two fresh summons hours after LS poll dates' announcement

| @@indiablooms | 17 Mar 2024, 12:53 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served two fresh summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, including one in the Delhi liquor policy case, his cabinet colleague Atishi said Sunday.

The second notice is in connection with a "false" case linked to the Delhi Jal Board, the senior AAP leader said.

"Nobody knows what this DJB (Delhi Jal Board) case is about. This seems to be a backup plan to arrest Kejriwal anyhow and stop him from campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls," she told reporters.

Kejriwal has been asked to depose before the agency on Monday in the Delhi Jal Board case and on Thursday over the liquor policy case.

The AAP supremo has already skipped eight summons in the liquor policy case so far, calling them illegal.

A day earlier, a Delhi court granted him bail for skipping six of the eight ED summons.

Kejriwal received the summons hours after the Lok Sabha election dates were announced, Atishi said, accusing the BJP of using the ED and the CBI to target their political opponents.

The ED is probing an alleged money laundering allegation in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy for 2021-22, which allegedly benefited certain liquor dealers. The AAP has denied all charges.

On Friday, BRS leader K Kavitha was arrested in the case by the central probe agency.

In the Delhi Jal Board case, the central agency has alleged that bribe money generated from a tender issued by the Delhi government was "passed on" as electoral funds to the AAP.

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