Arvind Kejriwal News / CBI arrested CM Kejriwal from Tihar, will present him in court tomorrow

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 25, 2024, 11:27 PM
Arvind Kejriwal News: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested by the CBI from Tihar Jail. The CBI questioned Arvind Kejriwal in Tihar Jail on Monday and recorded his statement related to the excise policy case. The CBI has also got permission to present Arvind Kejriwal in the concerned trial court tomorrow. He will be produced in court tomorrow (Wednesday).

BJP is hatching a conspiracy with the CBI

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay has also given a statement. He alleged that the BJP central government is hatching a big conspiracy against Arvind Kejriwal. A conspiracy is being hatched by the CBI to arrest Arvind Kejriwal in a fake case.

The BJP central government has hatched a big conspiracy with the CBI officials. A big conspiracy is being hatched before the hearing on Kejriwal's bail in the Supreme Court. The BJP government is conspiring with the CBI to ensure that Kejriwal does not get bail.

'The whole country will raise its voice against injustice together'

Sanjay Singh wrote in a post on the social media platform X, 'BJP's central government and CBI are hatching a big conspiracy against Arvind Kejriwal ji. There is every possibility of Arvind Kejriwal getting bail from the Supreme Court. Earlier, the BJP government at the Center, along with the CBI, has conspired to arrest Kejriwal by preparing a false case against him. The whole country is watching the atrocities and injustice of the BJP and the Central Government. The whole country stands with Arvind Kejriwal against the excesses of the BJP and will together raise its voice against injustice.'

The High Court stayed Kejriwal's bail order

Let us tell you that the Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the lower court's order granting bail to Kejriwal in the money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam. The vacation bench of Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain said that the lower court failed to properly assess the material presented before it by the ED and did not use discretion while deciding on the bail plea of ​​the Aam Aadmi Party leader. The bench said that the objections of the ED regarding the bail order need to be considered seriously. It said that the judge of the lower court did not properly assess the material/documents presented on record and the arguments raised by the ED while passing the impugned order.

Lower court had granted bail

However, reacting to this development, the Aam Aadmi Party said that it would approach the Supreme Court. The party said, "We do not agree with the order of the Delhi High Court. We will challenge it in the Supreme Court."

The lower court had granted bail to CM Kejriwal on June 20 last week and ordered his release on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. However, the ED moved the High Court the next day and termed the lower court order as 'wrong, and one-sided', which was stayed by the High Court.

What is the excise scam case

On November 17, 2021, the Delhi government had claimed to increase the government's revenue by implementing the new excise policy. In July 2022, the then Chief Secretary of Delhi had submitted a report to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena regarding irregularities in the excise policy.

LG had recommended investigation

On the basis of the Chief Secretary's report, the Lieutenant Governor had recommended a CBI inquiry on July 22, 2022, citing violation of rules and procedural lapses in the implementation of the new excise policy (2021-22). On this, the CBI had registered an FIR and on the basis of the CBI FIR, the ED had registered a case of money laundering. After recommending the investigation, on July 30, 2022, the Delhi government withdrew the new excise policy and restored the old system.

Loss of 144.36 crores

The CBI and ED allege that irregularities were committed while amending the excise policy and licensees were given undue advantage. In this, the license fee was waived or reduced. This policy caused a loss of Rs 144.36 crore to the government treasury.

What are the allegations against Kejriwal

The ED alleges that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is the mastermind and main conspirator of the excise scam. He was involved in a conspiracy to benefit certain individuals and demanded bribes from liquor businessmen in return for the benefits. The Aam Aadmi Party used the proceeds of crime in the Goa Assembly elections, in which Kejriwal is the main decision maker.