Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s judicial custody extended till April 23


Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Monday extended Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s judicial custody until April 23 in a money-laundering case stemming from the alleged excise policy scam. 

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader joined the hearing through virtual conference. While passing the order, the court noted that the judicial custody of co-accused K Kavitha is also extended till April 23. The continuous extensions of the AAP supremo custody may prove to be a major damage to the party’s Lok Sabha 2024 election campaigning. 

In a separate hearing of Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging the Enforcement Directorate arrest, the Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the ED in the case. The law enforcement agency has been asked to file a reply to AAP convener’s plea by April 24. The matter will be heard on April 29.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED in connection with a now-scrapped liquor policy case on March 21. His arrest has sparked a massive protest by the Aam Aadmi Party and other political parties of the opposition INDIA bloc.