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Arvind Kejriwal To Be Arrested Today?

Arvind Kejriwal To Be Arrested Today?

There are tweets from leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party suggesting that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may face arrest in the morning following a raid at his home. This comes after he refused to appear for questioning in the alleged Delhi liquor scam.

Party sources have stated that they are prepared for any possible outcomes. However, sources within the Enforcement Directorate, the central agency investigating the money laundering aspect of the case, have denied having any information about such a raid.

Senior party leaders, including Aatishi, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Jasmine Shah, and Sandeep Pathak, have posted similar messages on their social media handles.

Kejriwal has ignored summons for questioning three times, with the latest refusal occurring today. He had also declined to appear before the probe agency on November 2 and December 21.

According to the rules, a non-bailable warrant could be issued against him at any time, leading to potential arrest.

In April, Kejriwal underwent nine hours of questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation, although he has not been named as an accused in the case.

He contends that the summons are politically motivated and questions whether he is being called as a witness or a suspect. The Aam Aadmi Party argues that this is an attempt to hinder Kejriwal's campaigning in the upcoming national election.

With three of its leaders already in custody, the Aam Aadmi Party has been anticipating such a scenario and has discussed potential courses of action. They advocate for Kejriwal to continue as Chief Minister even if he is in jail.

The Central Bureau of Investigation alleges that liquor companies played a role in formulating the excise policy for a 12% profit, with kickbacks being paid to public servants through a liquor lobby called the "South Group." The Enforcement Directorate is investigating money laundering related to these kickbacks.

The BJP accuses the AAP of using the alleged scam proceeds to fund a large-scale campaign in Gujarat, where the party garnered 12.91% of votes and established itself as a national party.

The BJP contends that Kejriwal is avoiding the agency because he is the "kingpin" of the alleged liquor policy scam and is "shaking in fear."


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