Delhi court grants bail to Kejriwal over Money laundering case

After paying a bail bond of ₹1 lakh, Delhi CM can walk out of the jail.

Jun 21, 2024 - 11:02
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Delhi court grants bail to Kejriwal over Money laundering case

In a hearing on Thursday, a Delhi court allowed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to be released on bail in relation to the money laundering case involving the now-cancelled liquor policy. The order was passed by Rouse Avenue Court's vacation Judge Nyay Bindu.

Following the passing of the order, the ED asked the court to grant it 48 hours to exercise its legal remedies. However, the judge refused to delay the order.

The ED has chosen to appeal the bail decision in front of the Delhi High Court. The leader of AAP will be released from Tihar Jail on Friday upon paying a bail amount of Rs. 1 lakh.

AAP workers set off fireworks outside the residence of the Delhi Chief Minister immediately after the judgment was announced. AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh stated that the release of Kejriwal would "empower democracy".

Sanjay Singh further said that all of ED's previous statements were false and that the case against Kejriwal is an attempt to entrap him.

Kejriwal was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 21st March, just before the Lok Sabha elections. In May, the Supreme Court granted him interim bail due to the upcoming general elections. He later surrendered on 2nd June.

In the hearing, the ED stated it possessed proof of Arvind Kejriwal demanding Rs 100 crore in kickbacks for the liquor policy case. It was also claimed that kickbacks from the liquor vendors were utilized to finance AAP's election campaign in Goa.

In the meantime, Kejriwal's lawyer Vikram Chaudhary, argued that the ED's accusations lacked evidence and criticized their claims. 

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