Kejriwal to Remain in Jail Till Apr 23, SC Refuses Urgent Hearing of His Case

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will remain in jail till April 23 at least as the Supreme Court refused an urgent hearing of the petition against his arrest in the alleged liquor policy scam.

The court directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file its response to Kejriwal’s petition by April 27.

It means the AAP leader will at least remain in jail 10 days after the Lok Sabha election begins.

Last week Delhi High Court rejected the same petition of Kejriwal.

In the High Court Kejriwal had argued against his arrest, pointing to the timing of the ED.

Last week Mr Kejriwal said his arrest was an “unprecedented assault on the tenets of democracy” based on “free and fair elections” and “federalism”. The AAP has described the case against Kejriwal as a “political vendetta” meant to destroy the party before the election.

The ED has claimed that the AAP conspired to receive Rs 600 crore in bribes for the allotment of retail and wholesale liquor permits for the national capital.

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