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Arvind Kejriwal's appeal against arrest was addressed in Delhi High Court yesterday

Delhi High Court to review Arvind Kejriwal's appeal against arrest by ED amid accusations of money laundering in the Delhi liquor policy scam.

Arvind Kejriwals appeal against arrest to be addressed in Delhi High Court on 3rd April
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Arvind Kejriwal's appeal against arrest to be addressed in Delhi High Court on 3rd April

The Delhi High Court heard Arvind Kejriwal's plea against arrest by the Enforcement Directorate yesterday. Kejriwal filed a petition in court opposing his arrest and the trial court's custody. He also seeks temporary relief in the case. The matter was heard by Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma at 12:30 pm.

In response to Kejriwal's plea, the ED filed an affidavit on Tuesday, accusing him of being the mastermind behind the Delhi liquor policy scam and a key player in money laundering. The agency claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) benefited significantly from the proceeds of the scam. Delhi High Court hearing on Arvind Kejriwal's case will address these allegations.

The ED alleged that Kejriwal forfeited his right to challenge his arrest by not opposing custody before the trial court. It also claimed that AAP used illicit funds amounting to around Rs 45 crore in the Goa Assembly elections of 2022.

The ED also accused Kejriwal of receiving illicit payments under his supervision and using them for AAP's benefit. It claimed that money from the Delhi Jal Board scam was funneled into AAP's election funds. These developments could impact Arvind Kejriwal's political career as the investigation unfolds.

The case revolves around allegations of corruption and money laundering in the formulation and execution of the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22, which was later scrapped. Delhi High Court's ruling on Arvind Kejriwal's plea will be crucial in determining the course of this investigation.

Vineela Sekhar
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