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Arvind Kejriwal Gets Interim Bail Till June 1

Arvind Kejriwal Gets Interim Bail Till June 1

The Supreme Court today gave interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for 21 days till June 1. The national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been asked to surrender on June 2, a day after the polling for the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections will end.

The Supreme Court, while granting interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal, pointed out the Enforcement Directorate's delay in arresting the AAP chief. 

A bench, comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta, said that the central probe agency had registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) in August 2022, but he was arrested in March.

"For about one and half years he was there... The arrest could have been made afterward or before, whatever it is. 21 days here or there should not make any difference," Justice Khanna said.

Kejriwal had sought a release from jail to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case linked to the alleged liquor policy scam. He is currently lodged in Tihar jail under judicial custody.



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