Delhi Excise policy case: CM Kejriwal moves SC seeking extension of interim bail

New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday moved an application before the Supreme Court seeking extension of his interim bail by seven more days in the Delhi excise policy case.

The top court had on May 10 granted interim bail to Kejriwal till June 1 to enable him to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha election.

Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi had requested the Court to extend the interim bail till June 5 as the Lok Sabha election results were to be declared on June 4.

A Bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta had refused to extend the interim bail from June 1 to June 5.

The Apex Court had on May 10 granted interim bail to the (then jailed) Delhi Chief Minister (CM) till June 1 in the money laundering case registered against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and asked him surrender before the jail authorities on June 2.

Kejriwal has now prayed that the same be extended by a week till June 8 so that he can undergo some medical tests.

Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 in connection with a case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2022 on a complaint made by Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.

Allegations against Kejriwal are that he along with other AAP leaders hatched a conspiracy and siphoned off money in the Delhi New Liquor Policy Scam.

The Supreme Court had, on May 17, reserved its judgment on Kejriwal’s plea against his arrest by the ED.

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