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Kejriwal arrest
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"If you are happy...": Arvind Kejriwal pens message for supporters before returning to jail today

| @@indiablooms | 02 Jun 2024, 01:28 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: With the Lok Sabha elections getting over, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to return to Tihar jail on Sunday as his interim bail in the Delhi liquor policy scam case ends.

The Aam Aadmi Party supremo was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court to campaign for his party in the Lok Sabha elections. The court had asked him to surrender a day after the last leg of polling.

The 55-year-old has applied for bail at a Delhi court, but the petition will be heard on June 5, and therefore, he will have to return to jail.

The AAP leader has announced that he will leave his house at 3 pm to surrender.

Ahead of his return to jail, Kejriwal would visit Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat and the Prachin Hanuman temple in Connaught Place.

In an X post in Hindi, the Delhi CM wrote: "I came out for the election campaign for 21 days on the orders of the Hon'ble Supreme Court. I am very grateful to the Hon'ble Supreme Court."

"Today I will surrender by going to Tihar. I will leave home at 3 pm. First I will go to Rajghat and pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. From there I will go to Hanuman temple in Connaught Place to seek blessings of Hanuman ji. And from there I will go to the party office and meet all the workers and party leaders. From there I will again leave for Tihar.

"All of you take care of yourselves. I will be thinking of you in jail. If you are happy then your Kejriwal will also be happy in jail. Jai Hind!"

The Enforcement Directorate had arrested Kejriwal on March 21 over corruption allegations in the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy.

The probe agency believes that the Delhi Chief Minister played a key role in drafting the policy and seeking bribes in return for liquor licenses.

The agency has claimed the AAP received kickbacks of ₹ 100 crore that were then used to fund its Goa and Punjab election campaigns.

The AAP and Kejriwal have refuted all charges and called the arrest and case "political vendetta", as it came weeks before the election.

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