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Arvind Kejriwal released from Tihar jail 
Arvind Kejriwal
Photo Courtesy: Arvind Kejriwal Facebook page

Arvind Kejriwal released from Tihar jail 

| @indiablooms | 10 May 2024, 07:07 pm

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was released from Tihar Jail just hours after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail till June 1.

Chanting slogans, Aam Aadmi Party leaders and party workers have assembled near the prison to welcome the leader as he was released from the prison.

Kejriwal sepnd 50 days in the prison.

The Supreme Court earlier in the day granted an interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case till June 1, when the last phase of Lok Sabha elections will be held.

On March 21, the Delhi Chief Minister was apprehended by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case from his official residence in Delhi.

The central investigative agency asserts that he played a central role in the scam and was directly implicated in soliciting kickbacks from liquor barons.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had said that Kejriwal would not be permitted to carry out his official responsibilities due to "may have a cascading effect" even if he is granted interim bail while in jail.

Kejriwal, who is lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail, filed an appeal with the Supreme Court the day after his petition contesting his arrest and custody was dismissed by the Delhi High Court on April 9.

After Kejriwal was arrested, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which rules Delhi, had cried political vendetta by the country's ruling BJP accusing it of stopping the party supremo from campaigning in the Lok Sabha elections.

The seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, a union territory, will go to polls on May 25. The results will be declared on June 4.

The counsel has denied interim bail to Kejriwal to June 5.

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