Arvind Kejriwal News / Setback to CM Kejriwal from SC, petition to extend interim bail rejected

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 29, 2024, 11:15 AM
Arvind Kejriwal News: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has got a big setback from the Supreme Court. He had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to extend the interim bail, which has been rejected. The court registry refused to accept Kejriwal's application. Since Kejriwal has been given the freedom to go to the trial court for regular bail. In such a situation, Kejriwal's application is not admissible. CM Kejriwal will now have to surrender on June 2.

Kejriwal got interim bail from Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Dutta on May 10 and was asked to surrender in Tihar Jail on June 2. The bench had reserved the decision on May 17 on challenging the validity of his arrest by the ED in the PMLA case. On Tuesday, another bench of the Supreme Court also refused to hear Kejriwal's application and asked him to go to CJI DY Chandrachud.

What did Kejriwal say in the petition?

Arvind Kejriwal had requested the Supreme Court to extend the interim bail period by seven days to undergo several medical tests due to sudden loss of 6 to 7 kg of his weight. Kejriwal had said in his petition filed on May 26 that he wanted to surrender on June 9 instead of June 2, the date set by the court to return to jail.

The petition said that his weight has decreased by 6 to 7 kg and his ketone level is very high, which is a possible indicator of kidney, serious heart disease and even cancer. The petition said that the Chief Minister needs to undergo some medical tests including PET-CT scan. Detailed pictures of body organs and tissues are taken through PET-CT scan i.e. positron emission tomography-computed tomography test.

On May 10, the apex court had granted Kejriwal interim bail till June 1 i.e. 21 days to campaign in view of the Lok Sabha elections, according to which he has to return to jail on June 2. Kejriwal was arrested in a money laundering case related to the excise policy scam. The court had directed that Kejriwal will surrender on June 2. A day before this, the seventh and final phase of voting is to be held.