Delhi Court Orders Arvind Kejriwal to Appear on Feb 17 for ED Summons Non-Compliance

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on February 17 in connection with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy. The ED had accused Kejriwal of not complying with its summons in the money-laundering investigation.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra confirmed the summons issuance after taking cognizance of the complaint, stating that Kejriwal must appear on the specified date.

This decision follows the ED’s submission that it had completed its arguments in the case, leading to the judge reserving the order.

The ED had lodged a fresh complaint on February 3 against Kejriwal for his repeated failure to adhere to summons. Despite being summoned five times, Kejriwal failed to appear before the ED, with the latest summons issued last Wednesday.

In response, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader labelled the summonses as “illegal and politically motivated,” suggesting they were designed to hinder his election campaigning efforts. Kejriwal has previously written to the ED challenging the legality and motivations behind the summonses.

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