ED arrests Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in excise policy case

New Delhi, Mar 21 (UNI) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from his official residence in connection with money laundering linked to the excise policy case.

“CM is arrested,” Delhi Minister and AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj posted on X.

An ED team reached the AAP chief’s residence hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him any protection at this stage of the case.

Talking to reporters, Bharadwaj said, “This time everyone knows that just a few hours ago, the matter was in the Delhi High Court. The High Court has given time to ED till 22 April, told to file a reply on why the arrest of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is crucial. In a way, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is now inside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence; there is a heavy deployment of police outside his house.”

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court sought the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) response over a plea moved by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

This comes after the AAP Chief moved the court challenging nine summons issued by ED against him in connection with the money laundering case related to the alleged excise liquor policy scam.

Kejriwal earlier skipped multiple summons of the agency in the case.

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