Arvind Kejriwal Hearing LIVE Updates: Supreme Court Seeks Probe Agency's Reply In Delhi Liquor Policy Case

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Mr Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21, hours after the high court refused to grant him protection from coercive action.

Arvind Kejriwal Hearing LIVE Updates: Supreme Court Seeks Probe Agency's Reply In Delhi Liquor Policy Case

The Delhi High Court had denied relief to Mr Kejriwal on Tuesday (File)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court today denied an early hearing of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's petition challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam. The court issued notice to the ED on Mr Kejriwal's plea challenging the Delhi High Court order that had upheld his arrest in the case.

The bench asked the ED to file a reply to the plea by April 24, and said the matter would be heard in the week commencing April 29.

Mr Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21, hours after the high court refused to grant him protection from coercive action. He is currently lodged in Tihar Jail and his judicial custody ends today. 

The Delhi High Court had denied relief to Mr Kejriwal on Tuesday following which he approached the Supreme Court for relief. But he could not get an urgent hearing as the court was closed for Eid and the weekend. 

The matter pertains to alleged corruption and money laundering in the formulation and execution of the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22 that was later scrapped.

Mr Kejriwal has said that his arrest constitutes an "unprecedented assault on the tenets of democracy" based on "free and fair elections" and "federalism".

Here are the LIVE updates on Arvind Kejriwal's Hearing:

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Apr 15, 2024 14:58 (IST)
Top Court's Notice To Probe Agency On Arvind Kejriwal's Plea Against Arrest
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta refused to give an early hearing of the case as sought by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Kejriwal.

During the hearing, Mr Singhvi urged the bench to give a short date for the hearing, preferably the coming Friday.

The bench said, "We will give you a short date, but it is not possible to meet the date suggested by you."

Mr Singhvi said the arrest of Mr Kejriwal was made to disable him from campaigning.

The apex court posted the case for further hearing in the week commencing from April 29.
Apr 15, 2024 14:08 (IST)
Judicial Custody Of Arvind Kejriwal Extended Till April 2023
A Delhi court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money-laundering case linked to the alleged excise scam till April 23.

Special Judge for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), Kaveri Baweja, extended Mr Kejriwal's custody after he was produced before the court through video-conferencing on the expiry of his period of custody granted earlier.
Apr 15, 2024 13:30 (IST)
No Immediate Relief For Arvind Kejriwal
Apr 15, 2024 13:23 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal To Stay In Jail For Now, Supreme Court Refuses Early Hearing
The Supreme Court has asked ED to file reply to Arvind Kejriwal's plea against his arrest in money laundering case linked to excise 'scam' by April 24, reports news agency PTI. The AAP chief will stay in jail for now as the top court denied a early hearing in the case. 
Apr 15, 2024 13:19 (IST)
Supreme Court Seeks Probe Agency's Reply In Delhi Liquor Policy Case
Supreme Court will examine Kejriwal's petition and has issued a notice to the probe agency, seeking its reply. No immediate relief was granted to Mr Kejriwal in the Delhi liquor policy case. 

The hearing will be held in the week starting April 29.

Apr 15, 2024 13:16 (IST)
Hearing Begins In Supreme Court
Supreme Court commences hearing on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's petition challenging his arrest in money laundering case linked to excise case. 
Apr 15, 2024 11:05 (IST)
Delhi Liquor Policy Case: Supreme Court To Hear Arvind Kejriwal's Challenge Against Arrest Today
Arvind Kejriwal plea: With less than six weeks to go for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's petition against his arrest by Enforcement Directorate will come up in the Supreme Court today
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