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Arvind Kejriwal withdraws plea against his arrest in Supreme Court
Excise Policy
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal withdraws plea against his arrest in Supreme Court

| @indiablooms | 22 Mar 2024, 01:29 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has withdrawn his plea in the Supreme Court against his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the excise policy case, media reports said.

Kejriwal will first fight the ED arrest in Rouse Avenue Court.

The Supreme Court had earlier agreed to urgently hear the Chief Minister's plea challenging his arrest.

Kejriwal, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the excise policy case last night from his residence, will be produced in court on Friday.

Kejriwal has become the first serving Chief Minister to be arrested and is the third senior leader from the party to be arrested in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam.

The arrest comes hours after a team from the ED questioned him at his residence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Atishi, who is at the forefront in briefing the media and taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has confirmed that Kejriwal will continue to remain the chief Minister of the national capital.

According to reports, the AAP will approach the Supreme Court against the arrest on Friday.

Kejriwal had already skipped nine summons issued by the ED in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam.

Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was arrested in connection with the case in February last year, and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh was taken into custody in October.

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