Kejriwal’s High Court Battle: Delhi High Court decides against Delhi CM

Delhi High Court dismisses challenge against Kejriwal's arrest in Liquor Policy Scam Case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea challenging the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi Liquor Policy Scam Case. Based on the court’s decision, Kejriwal will remain in Tihar Jail.

Court’s Ruling and Allegations

Kejriwal argued in court that his arrest by the ED on March 21 was invalid. However, the court ruled that the ED maintained that Kejriwal had committed corruption. The court held that there was evidence of a conspiracy, and the ED had collected the documents. Moreover, the court noted that Kejriwal spent the money collected from the liquor lobby on the Goa assembly elections.

According to the court, the evidence collected by the ED clearly shows that Kejriwal conspired and was involved in framing the excise policy. The evidence indicates that he used the money involved in the crime. The court stated that Kejriwal had a personal role in framing the liquor policy and taking bribes. The court also said Kejriwal was the AAP national convener in the corruption case.

Court’s Emphasis on Legal Procedures

Furthermore, the court stated that it legally recorded the statement of the apologetic witness. The court emphasized that ignoring apologetic witnesses would halt the legal system’s proceedings. The court also clarified that it does not interfere with the trial court’s powers. The High Court stated that whether it is an election period is not a matter for the court to consider.

The court noted that Kejriwal could have cooperated with the investigation, even with the election season ahead. The court clarified that it has no politics and the law is relevant. Justice Swarnakanta Sharma’s bench stated that the issue before the court was not between the Center and Kejriwal but between the petitioner and the ED.

The High Court also stated that it could cross-examine witness statements during the trial, and it does not intend to interfere with them now. The court added that it is not a matter for the court to issue a ticket to contest an election or issue an electoral bond. The court clarified that the Chief Minister cannot be given special treatment, and the investigating agency will decide the time of arrest.

The Delhi High Court decisively denied Kejriwal’s appeal, ruling that the legal procedure must proceed as it is. The court clarified that all parties, including the Chief Minister, must be treated equally under the law and that its rulings are based on the law, not politics.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is a seasoned Political Journalist with a deep passion for Indian Politics. With over a decade of experience in the field, he has established himself as a trusted… More »

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