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Arvind Kejriwal News highlights: SC to hear Delhi CM's plea on Tuesday

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News highlights: Supreme Court indicated that it is open to consider whether Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should be released on interim bail
A large banner of jailed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hangs from the balcony of a building. (PTI)
A large banner of jailed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hangs from the balcony of a building. (PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News highlights: The Supreme Court today heard the plea filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.  A Bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta took up the matter at 2 pm. Supreme Court indicated that it is open to consider whether Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should be released on interim bail owing to the elections. It asked ED counsel to come prepared on this aspect when it takes up the matter on Tuesday....Read More

During the previous hearing on April 30, the apex court stated that the ED would need to justify the timing of Kejriwal's arrest on March 21, which occurred merely a week after the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha election came into effect.

Justice Khanna told ASG SV Raju, representing ED, “Liberty is very exceedingly important, you can't deny that. The last question is with regard to the timing of the arrest, which they (Arvind Kejriwal's lawyer) have pointed out, the timing of the arrest, soon before the general elections.”

Earlier this month, the Delhi high court upheld Arvind Kejriwal's arrest, saying the agency had no other option as he was not joining the probe. 

Before the court's observation, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Arvind Kejriwal, said MP Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy was forced to make a statement against the Delhi chief minister in lieu of bail to his son Raghav.

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May 3, 2024 4:42 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: What the SC bench said

The Supreme Court bench said on Kejriwal's plea, “We are saying we will hear on interim bail and not saying we will grant interim bail. We may or may not grant interim bail.”

May 3, 2024 4:18 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC to hear Delhi CM's plea on Tuesday

Supreme Court indicates that it is open to consider whether Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should be released on interim bail owing to the elections.
 It asked ED counsel to come prepared on this aspect when it takes up the matter on Tuesday.
 The court said, “We may grant or we may not grant. But we must be open to you as neither side should be taken by surprise.” The court told both sides not to assume that court will grant bail and asked ED to consider if bail is to be granted, what possible conditions are to be imposed. The court also asked ED to also consider whether Kejriwal should be signing any files considering his position as the chief minister

May 3, 2024 4:08 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. The Enforcement Directorate is led by ASG SV Raju.

 J Khanna: it appears we can't complete today. let me make it clear, we may consider interim bail - because of elections

 Raju: Look at what statements Sanjay Singh is making

 (With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 4:02 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. The Enforcement Directorate is led by ASG SV Raju.

 J Khanna: He has not been chargesheeted yet. Cognizance not taken. If AAP is main accused, till adjudication proceedings initiated against AAP, can you prosecute him?

 Raju: Yes. There need not be adjudication 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:51 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. The Enforcement Directorate is led by ASG SV Raju. 

Raju: Court can reject arrest if there was no material...or if the material was such that it was totally extraneous. Jurisdiction of court is very limited 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:47 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. The Enforcement Directorate is led by ASG SV Raju. 

J Khanna: the second issue is how does a court evaluate whether IO was justified in forming opinion of guilt

 Raju: Court would see the material. This is a case where material is relevant for formation of opinion

 (With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:38 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. The Enforcement Directorate is led by ASG SV Raju. 

J Khanna: in this case, you produce before magistrate? or special court? 
Raju: Special court 
J Khanna: So S.437 does not come in 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:33 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal.
 
J Datta: The arrest under PMLA is not the lowest threshold 
Raju: I am aware 
J Datta: Then you should have put it differently

 (With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:26 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. 

J Datta gives a hypothetical situation 
J Datta: you say papers will pile up, is that proper exercise of power? 
Raju: I am saying if it is relevant to consider, you must. But it's not for someone else to say you should have considered this 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:22 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal.
 
J Khanna: on the basis of material in possession, material need not be disclosed alongwith reasons to believe...you may be right on that. But material means 'entire' material in possession. Mind must be applied to entire material 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:09 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. 

J Khanna: When is the election due in Delhi? 
Singhvi: 23 May...48 hr silence period
 J Khanna: When were elections announced? 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. 

Singhvi: The statement is identical to that under S.50 PMLA. Statements based on inducements...The basic word in S.19 is being forgotten. Judge obliged to record in terms of formula under S.164. Not done here 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 2:58 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal. 

Singhvi: They say he is the brain behind AAP...he is involved in demand of kickbacks. There is no direct evidence. Also, this is predicate offense, not PMLA. They record one S.164 statement...but that also shows weakness 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 2:54 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta is hearing the matter. AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal.
 
J Khanna: any person who is in-charge of company...you are vicariously liable alongwith company if an offense is committed by company. Definition of company includes Association of...

 (With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 2:50 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal 
Singhvi: Mere mention of a company cannot lead to arrest of Managing Director. This is my argument 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 2:47 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

AM Singhvi is leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal 

Singhvi: S.70 PMLA...anything or everything done by a political party cannot be attributed to its convenor or president. S.70 does not take name of unregistered AoP 

J Khanna: AAP is? 

Singhvi: It is not a corporate entity, registered under RP Act 

(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 2:41 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

AM Singhvi leading arguments for Arvind Kejriwal 

Singhvi (reads): A public prosecutor is not expected to show a thirst to reach the case in conviction of the accused somehow or other. Argues PP is not part of investigating agency, he must independently apply his mind, reports Live Law.

May 3, 2024 2:35 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

Singhvi cites Shivnandan Paswan v. State of Bihar on approver and confessional statements, reports Live Law

May 3, 2024 2:31 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

Singhvi: All evidence on which I am arrested is pre-2023 end. Every material is as in July, 2023. Same evidence relied in Manish Sisodia's case. Money trail chart was the same. 
(With inputs from Live Law)

May 3, 2024 2:27 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: SC hears Delhi CM's plea

Singhvi: Every material as in july, august 2023 remains same and i am on the necessity to arrest. The counter of ED has a money trail which is the replica as in Manish Sisodia case and thus nothing has changed. Therefore in this evidence, all remains same. Please now see the evaluation of the material 

(as quoted by Bar and Bench)

May 3, 2024 2:13 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News LIVE: Hearing begins

The Supreme Court hearing on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's petition challenging his arrest has commenced.

May 3, 2024 1:35 PM IST

AAP starts signature campaign against CM's arrest

The AAP on Thursday held several public meetings across Delhi, urging the people to vote for the INDIA bloc candidates in the May 25 Lok Sabha polls in the city and launched a signature campaign against the arrest of party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Two whiteboards were put up at Lajpat Nagar for the people to write their messages for the Delhi Chief Minister who is lodged in Tihar Jail till May 7. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21 in a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy. AAP Jangpura MLA Praveen Kumar said the signature campaign will be conducted in different parts of the city to show the BJP that the people of Delhi love their chief minister. Copy Retry

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