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Delhi Court remands CM Arvind Kejriwal to ED custody till March 28

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal was sent to six-day Enforcement Directorate custody in connection with the excise policy case on Friday.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja at the Rouse Avenue court said Kejriwal will be produced before the court on March 28 at 2 p.m.

The probe agency has informed a special court that Arvind Kejriwal is the kingpin and key conspirator of the Delhi Excise policy scam as it presented the Delhi Chief Minister in a court, a day after arresting him.

The ED claimed in its remand papers that “Kejriwal was involved in the conspiracy of formulation of the excise policy 2021-22 to favour certain persons and also involved in the demanding of kickbacks from liquor businessmen in exchange of favours granting in the said policy.”

Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer Vikram Chaudhari during his remand hearing says, “ED has become judge, jury, executioner. Court matter needs application of significant judicial mind, larger issues of democracy involved.”

During the day, AAP leaders and supporters staged protests in many States protesting their leader’s arrest.

“My life is dedicated to the service of the nation whether I am inside or outside (jail),” Kejriwal told TV9 Network while he was being produced in the court. 

This was Kejriwal’s first reaction after being arrested by the ED on Thursday night

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