Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Summoned For 3rd Time In Liquor Policy Probe, Asked To Appear On Jan 3

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday issued a third summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection to a money laundering case related to the Delhi excise policy scam. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo has been directed to appear before the agency on January 3.

Earlier, the central agency had issued a summons on December 18, scheduling Kejriwal’s appearance for December 21. However, the Chief Minister opted not to attend and instead embarked on a 10-day Vipassana meditation camp.

Responding to the ED’s action, Kejriwal has criticized the summons as ‘illegal’ and ‘politically motivated,’ asserting his commitment to transparency. He stated, “I am ready to accept every legal summon. However, this ED summon is also illegal and politically motivated, like the previous summons. Summon should be withdrawn. I have spent my life with honesty and transparency. I have nothing to hide.”

The first summons was issued in October as part of the ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering associated with the liquor policy, which the Delhi government withdrew in July 2023 amidst corruption allegations.

In April of this year, the Delhi Chief Minister underwent questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the case. Notably, he has not been named as an accused in the FIR filed by the CBI in August of the previous year.

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