Arvind Kejriwal’s Bail Plea Dismissed; Judicial Custody Extended in Excise Policy Case

Rouse Avenue Court Dismisses Kejriwal’s Bail Plea in Excise Policy Case

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi has dismissed an interim bail plea filed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who sought a seven-day medical leave in connection with the ongoing Excise Policy money laundering case. The court has directed the concerned authorities to conduct necessary medical tests on Kejriwal, who appeared before the court virtually today.

Judicial Custody Extended Till June 19

Meanwhile, the court has extended Kejriwal’s judicial custody till June 19. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor was produced virtually before the court today. The court’s decision comes after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) opposed Kejriwal’s bail plea, arguing that he was a key figure in the alleged money laundering conspiracy.

Case Background

The Excise Policy case pertains to alleged irregularities in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi government’s Excise Policy for 2021-22. The ED has accused Kejriwal of being involved in a money laundering conspiracy related to the policy. Kejriwal has denied the allegations, calling them politically motivated.

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