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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal allowed to have home-cooked food, keep Bhagavad Gita in CBI custody
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal allowed to have home-cooked food, keep Bhagavad Gita in CBI custody

| @indiablooms | 27 Jun 2024, 10:53 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been allowed to have home-cooked food, keep Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita with him in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), media reports said.

Kejriwal, who heads the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been allowed to meet his wife for 30 minutes and his lawyers for another 30 minutes everyday.

The Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday sent Kejriwal to a three-day custody of CBI, which arrested him in connection with the now scrapped Delhi liquor policy.

Kejriwal was already in jail after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrest in connection with the money laundering case linked to the alleged scam.

Kejriwal's bail overturned

Kejriwal, who was granted bail by the Rouse Avenue Court, faced a setback after the ED filed a plea challenging his release in the Delhi High Court.

The High Court paused the bail in a setback for Kejriwal, who was arrested by the ED on March 21, 2024.

The ED argued the lower court's grant of bail was "completely flawed". Kejriwal then moved the Supreme Court to overturn the stay order.

Despite acknowledging the High Court action as "unusual", the top court refused to oblige and said it would be improper to intervene as the Delhi HC had reserved its judgement.

In more setback for Kejriwal, who is lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail, stayed the bail accusing the lower court of not granting enough time to the prosecution for argument and not listing the conditions for the bail.

Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate over money laundering allegations while framing the Delhi liquor policy for 2021-22, which was later scrapped after the Lieutenant Governor raised red flags.

The ED has alleged the money Kejriwal got from the liquor sellers was used to fund the party's campaign in Goa since he is the convenor of the AAP.

Kejriwal and the AAP have throughout maintained the Centre has been misusing its agencies to harass the Opposition with false cases.

Kejriwal was given an interim bail in May for a brief period until June 2, 2024 for campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls.

He went back to the jail on June 2, 2024 the day next to the last phase poll date.

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