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Arvind Kejriwal files plea in Supreme Court seeking 7-day extension of interim bail, here's why

Earlier on May 10, the Supreme Court granted interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case linked to the liquor scam case. After being released from jail, he has been involved in campaigning for the INDIA bloc for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

Reported By : Bhaskar Mishra Edited By : Anurag Roushan
New Delhi
Updated on: May 27, 2024 10:14 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Image Source : PTI Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday filed a plea seeking an extension of his interim bail by seven days. According to details, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief has sought an extension on the medical ground. In his plea, Kejriwal stated that he has lost 7 kg weight since his arrest. He also stated that his ketone level is very high which could be a sign of serious illness. He has requested for 7 days of his bail extension from the court to get some of his medical tests done.

Kejriwal was granted interim bail

The plea said the Chief Minister is required to undergo some medical tests and for this purpose, the interim bail, which is ending on June 1, be extended. The party further informed that the doctors had advised the AAP convenor to undergo a Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scan and some other medical tests due to which Kejriwal has sought the extension of his interim bail.

The top court had on May 10 granted him interim bail for a period of 21 days to enable him to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. It, however, had barred him from visiting his office or the Delhi secretariat and signing official files unless absolutely necessary for obtaining the lieutenant governor's approval.

Delhi excise policy scam case

The matter relates to alleged corruption and money laundering in the formulation and execution of the Delhi government's now-scrapped excise policy for 2021-22. It is alleged that the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22 to grant licences to liquor traders allowed cartelisation and favoured certain dealers who had allegedly paid bribes for it, a charge repeatedly refuted by the AAP. The policy was subsequently scrapped and Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe, following which the ED registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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