‘Filed For Publicity’: Delhi HC On Plea Seeking Removal Of Arvind Kejriwal From CM Post

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday remarked that a plea seeking the removal of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of chief minister was filed for mere “publicity” and suggested the petitioner may face “heavy costs”.

The petition, filed by Former AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar was transferred to the court of Acting Chief Justice Manmohan. Justice Subramonium Prasad, remarking on the plea, indicated it was filed for attention-grabbing purposes.

Kumar’s petition argued that Kejriwal’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate had rendered him incapable of fulfilling his duties as chief minister under the Constitution. However, Justice Prasad transferred the case to be heard alongside similar petitions and hinted at imposing costs on the petitioner. The court will hear the matter on April 10.

Kejriwal, currently in judicial custody until April 15, was arrested on March 21 in connection with the Delhi excise policy case. The high court had previously dismissed two PILs seeking his removal, stating it was Kejriwal’s personal decision to continue as chief minister and that there was no legal barrier preventing him from holding office despite his arrest.

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