Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Faces Fresh ED Summons in Liquor Policy Case

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finds himself in the hot seat again, summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday, December 21, for questioning in the now-scrapped excise policy case. This marks the second time Kejriwal has been called in by the investigating agency, after skipping a previous summons in November, citing illegality and political motives.

The development comes close on the heels of the arrests of two key Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh, in the same case. The Delhi liquor policy, implemented by the AAP government in February 2022, was abruptly withdrawn in July amid allegations of irregularities and favouritism.

This is not the first time Kejriwal has faced scrutiny over liquor-related issues. In April, he underwent a lengthy 9.5-hour interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a separate alleged liquor scam. Emerging from the session, Kejriwal vehemently denied the charges, portraying them as politically motivated attacks against his party’s integrity. He reiterated the AAP’s reputation as a “kattar imaandaar party” (staunchly honest party) and expressed confidence in the public’s support.

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