With Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday surrendered at the Tihar jail, 21 days after interim bail was granted to him by the Supreme Court, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court sent him to judicial custody till 5 June, citing that the Enforcement Directorate moved an application on 20 May seeking judicial custody of him.

Kejriwal was produced before the court from jail via video conferencing. In the application, the ED had sought extension of judicial custody by a period of 14 days. 

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Stating that the application was pending as Kejriwal was on interim bail for Lok Sabha campaigning, the ED said the application was taken by the Duty Judge of Rouse Avenue Court – Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal – who decided to send the AAP convener to judicial custody till 5 June.

“Arvind Kejriwal has been made an accused and since the cognisance is pending we are praying for judicial custody of him,” ANI quoted the ED officials as saying. 

Appearing for Kejriwal,  advocates Rishikesh Kumar and Vivek Jain opposed the application of ED and stated that Kejriwal’s arrest in the excise police case has been challenged before the Supreme Court and order has also been reserved on his petition. 

With agency inputs.  

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Published: 02 Jun 2024, 06:40 PM IST

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