Delhi Liquor Scam / Will Kejriwal get relief in elections? Court will hear interim bail petition on May 7

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 03, 2024, 05:36 PM
Delhi Liquor Scam: Kejriwal's interim bail hearing in the Delhi liquor scam was heard in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has commented that if this case continues for a long time then we will consider interim bail. The court has asked both the parties to come prepared for arguments on Tuesday (May 7). The Supreme Court on Friday told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that it will consider hearing arguments on CM Kejriwal's interim bail plea in a money laundering case related to the excise policy in view of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Dutta told Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the ED, that hearing on Kejriwal's plea against the arrest was likely to take time and, therefore, the court would favor the investigating agency on granting him interim bail. Considering listening.

ED will oppose granting interim bail to Kejriwal

Raju said that he would oppose granting interim bail to Kejriwal. The bench said, “We are saying that we will hear the interim bail and not saying that we will grant interim bail. We may or may not grant interim bail.'' The apex court asked Raju to come prepared for arguments on the interim bail plea on May 7. The bench is hearing Kejriwal's plea against his arrest by the ED.

Kejriwal is lodged in Tihar jail since March 21.

The Delhi Chief Minister is lodged in Tihar Jail here in judicial custody since his arrest on March 21. The apex court had issued notice to ED on April 15 and asked it to respond to Kejriwal's petition. Earlier on April 9, the High Court had upheld Kejriwal's arrest, saying it was not illegal and the ED had "little option" after Kejriwal ignored repeated summons and did not join the investigation. ' Was left.