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Arvind Kejriwal highlights: 'AAP should learn to respect court's decision,' says BJP MP Manoj Tiwari

Arvind Kejriwal highlights: Delhi High Court stays bail granted to CM Kejriwal by trail court in a money laundering case pending its decision on ED's appeal.
Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters and members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at the party's headquarters in New Delhi, India, June 2, 2024.
Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters and members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at the party's headquarters in New Delhi, India, June 2, 2024.

Arvind Kejriwal highlights: Delhi High Court has temporarily halted the bail granted to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy. This decision came in response to an urgent plea filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which argued it was not given adequate time to oppose the bail and claimed the trial court's order was flawed. The court's stay on Kejriwal's release will remain in effect until it hears and decides on the ED's appeal seeking to overturn the lower court's decision. Kejriwal's legal team countered, describing the lower court's decision as a discretionary order following due process....Read More

Delhi court grants regular bail to Arvind Kejriwal

On Thursday, the Rouse Avenue Court granted regular bail to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case. Vacation judge Nyay Bindu of Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court granted the bail upon furnishing a bail bond of 1 lakh, despite opposition from the ED.

The ED had requested the court to delay the bail bond process for 48 hours to allow them time to challenge the order in the High Court. However, the court declined this request and stated that the bail order had not been stayed.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on March 21, shortly before the parliamentary elections. On May 10, the Supreme Court granted him interim bail until June 1 to allow him to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

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June 21, 2024 10:51 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 10 things ED said in HC against Delhi CM's bail order

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday criticised the Delhi court's order granting bail to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case, calling it ‘perverse’.

SV Raju, additional solicitor general, while appearing for the ED argued in the high court that full opportunity was not provided to the central probe agency to oppose the Aam Aadmi Party convenor's bail. Dig Deeper

June 21, 2024 10:18 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: No trail of money found, Delhi CM argued in bail plea

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy 2021-22, on Wednesday pressed for regular bail, arguing before a city court that the federal agency had failed to prove a money trail or substantiate claims that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders received kickbacks through the formulation of the policy. Dig Deeper

June 21, 2024 9:57 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: What ASG SV Raju said in Delhi HC

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ASG SV Raju explained to Delhi HC that the probe agency case is that Kejriwal is guilty of money laundering on two counts -- one as the individual capacity for demanding 100 crore and the other one as he is vicariously liable because AAP is guilty of the offence of money laundering. ASG Raju said the Aam Aadmi Party used this money in the election campaign of AAP candidates and events. AAP is also guilty and we have made AAP accused, ASG Raju said.

June 21, 2024 9:39 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: What ED said in HC against Kejriwal's bail order

SV Raju, additional solicitor general, while appearing for the ED argued in the high court that full opportunity was not provided to the central probe agency to oppose the Aam Aadmi Party convenor's bail.

“When turn of my friend came, he said I will be brief. He never touched anything & glossed over everything in the cursory manner. When I argued, I was told 15 minutes but I said that I would need 1/2 hours & it has been mentioned by Bar & Bench that my arguments were curtailed,” Raju said in the high court. More here.

June 21, 2024 8:32 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: What Delhi CM said on Atishi sitting on indefinite hunger strike for water from Haryana

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Friday extended wishes to water minister Atishi as she began her indefinite hunger strike to get more water from Haryana. “Atishi is beginning hunger strike today, I extend my wishes to her,” Kejriwal said from jail. Dig Deeper

June 21, 2024 8:16 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ED not acting without bias, said judge who granted bail to Delhi CM

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: In its 25-page order granting bail to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday, Delhi special judge Niyay Bindu cited a lack of direct evidence implicating Kejriwal in the money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the 2021 excise policy case and a potential bias in the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) approach. Dig Deeper

June 21, 2024 8:00 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Have concrete evidence against Delhi CM, says ED

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday opposed Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s application seeking bail in the Delhi excise policy case saying that they have concrete evidence about the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor’s involvement. Dig Deeper

June 21, 2024 7:47 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: What's the Delhi Excise Policy case?

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: The case involves suspected corruption and money laundering related to the formulation and execution of the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22, which was later revoked. According to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) allegedly received kickbacks totalling 100 crores in connection with the excise policy.

June 21, 2024 7:24 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Kejriwal, Soren treated as 'Tom, Dick or Harry', says Kapil Sibal

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: It is strange police were restrained by a court from arresting former Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa, while Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren -- both arrested in separate cases -- were being treated like any "Tom, Dick or Harry", Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal said Friday, reported news agency PTI.

In a post on X, Sibal said, "Judge: Granted anticipatory bail in alleged sexual abuse case to Yediurappa saying: He is no Tom, Dick or Harry. H D Ravanna granted bail in alleged kidnapping case."

"Arvind Kejriwal, Hemant Soren regarded as Tom, Dick or Harry! Strange," the senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association president said.

June 21, 2024 6:53 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 'Modi ji, why are you making a mockery of the justice system?,' says AAP leader Sanjay Singh

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making a mockery of the justice system after the Delhi High Court put on hold the trial court order granting bail to CM Arvind Kejriwal in the money laundering case linked to the alleged excise scam, reported news agency PTI.

Taking to X, Singh said in a post in Hindi, "Look at the hooliganism of the Modi government, the trial court's order has not yet come, even a copy of the order has not been received, so Modi's ED reached the High Court to challenge which order? What is happening in this country?

"Modi ji, why are you making a mockery of the justice system? The whole country is watching you?" the AAP MP said.

June 21, 2024 6:40 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ED acting as if Kejriwal is most wanted terrorist, says Sunita Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal lashed out at the ED for challenging her husband's bail order in the high court, accusing it of acting as if the AAP national convener was the "most wanted terrorist in India", reported news agency PTI.

"It was only yesterday your chief minister got bail. In the morning, the order was supposed to be uploaded. Even before the order was uploaded, the ED approached the Delhi High Court. This happened as if Kejriwal is the most wanted terrorist in India," Sunita Kejriwal said.

"Dictatorship in the country has crossed all limits. The ED does not want to give anyone liberty and has gone to the high court against the chief minister demanding a stay (on his bail). The high court's decision is yet to come. We hope the high court will deliver justice," she added.

June 21, 2024 6:12 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 'Since the matter is sub-judice, I would not like to comment on its merit,' says BJP MP Bansuri Swaraj

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: After Delhi HC orders interim stay on the trial court's order giving bail to Kejriwal in the money laundering case linked to the alleged excise scam, BJP MP Bansuri Swaraj said: "Since the matter is sub-judice, I would not like to comment on its merit. I will just say that the Delhi High Court has reserved its order, but the bail order by Rouse Avenue Court yesterday has been stayed. If you consider the court of public opinion, then Arvind Kejriwal's campaign was 'Jail Ka Jawab Vote se', but people of Delhi are very wise and have voted for the BJP (in Lok Sabha polls)."

June 21, 2024 5:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 'AAP should learn to respect court's decision,' says BJP MP Manoj Tiwari

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: On Delhi High Court staying CM Arvind Kejriwal's bail order, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari says, "...The fight against corruption will continue. I have full faith in the court and the investigation agencies... AAP should learn to respect the court's decision... Bail is not a relaxation..."

June 21, 2024 5:35 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 'By Monday or Tuesday the court will give its order on stay application,' says AAP legal cell state president

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: On Delhi High Court staying CM Arvind Kejriwal's bail order, AAP legal cell state president Sanjeev Nasiar says, "...ED's intention is that the relief that has been granted should not be executed in any way...by Monday or Tuesday the court will give its order on the stay application and as per that order, it will be decided when Arvind Kejriwal will come out..."

June 21, 2024 5:26 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 'Final order will come in 2-4 days,' says ASG SV Raju

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: On Delhi High Court staying CM Arvind Kejriwal's bail order, ASG SV Raju says, "Kejriwal's bail order has been stayed and the final order will come in 2-4 days and hearing on cancellation of bail plea will happen later and notice has been issued in this regard..."

June 21, 2024 5:03 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Court issues notice

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: A vacation bench of justice Sudhir Kumar Jain also issues notice in ED's stay application and its plea challenging trial court’s order granting bail to the CM.

June 21, 2024 5:00 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: What Delhi HC said?

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: “In the meantime the petitioner and the respondent shall be at the liberty to file written submissions latest by Monday,” Delhi High Court notes in the order.

June 21, 2024 4:50 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: When will Delhi HC pronounce its order?

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi High Court says that it would take 2/3 days to pronounce the order on EDs stay application.

June 21, 2024 4:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Order reserved, bail stayed till then

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi high court stays trial court order granting bail to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal till pronouncement of its order on EDs plea seeking stay on the order.

June 21, 2024 4:38 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ASG SV Raju begins his rejoinder

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ASG Raju points out that SCs May 10 order was only on the premise of elections. He points out that supreme court’s order granting interim bail was not passed after consideration of merits.

June 21, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Kejriwal did not violate bail conditions, says Chaudhari

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Your lordships is not letting out any terrorist, Chaudhari says.

He says that Kejriwal did not violate bail conditions while being out on bail.

Chaudhari says that ED’s view is “my way or the highway” and the trial court’s order is a view which is not palatable to the ED.

Chaudhari ends his submissions

June 21, 2024 4:36 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Chaudhri says his counsel has shown good conduct

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Chaudhari says that Kejriwal’s bonafide conduct is also visible from the fact that he surrendered after the end of his interim bail.

June 21, 2024 4:35 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘It’s not a one page order. It has dealt with everything,’ says Delhi CM's counsel

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Chaudhari points out that a specific question was earlier put to Magunta Reddy and he had said that he never met Kejriwal with regards to excise policy but he when turned the turtle, his son got bail.

The senior lawyer points out that one of the biggest factor which has gone into trial court’s mind while granting bail is Kejriwal being arrested after the boggle of elections was blown.

It’s not a one page order. It has dealt with everything, Chaudhari says. He adds that the learned judge has “taken pains. This order is most well formulated & it in all spheres will qualify the test of justice,” Chaudhari says.

He says that excise policy is a case where the probe is pending since 2022.

June 21, 2024 4:25 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Senior advocate Vikram Chaudhari also for Kejriwal commences his submissions

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi ends his argument.

Senior advocate Vikram Chaudhari also for Kejriwal commences his submissions.

Chaudhuri points out to trial court’s observation that ED has failed to clarify as to how much time it will require to trace the money trail. He says that the trial court order is not worth staying.

June 21, 2024 4:19 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: What trial court said in its bail order?

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) failed to provide direct evidence linking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the proceeds of crime in the money laundering case against him, according to a Delhi court order granting him bail.

The order, passed on Thursday, has been stayed by the Delhi High Court following an appeal by the ED. The trial court order was made public on Friday.

June 21, 2024 4:11 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Trial court bail order a 'discretionary order, says Singhvi

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi says that trial court’s order is not a perverse order but a “discretionary order” which has been passed after hearing the parties.

June 21, 2024 4:04 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘ED implicated me after 9 statement,’ says CM's counsel

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi points out that three co accused namely Raghav Magunta, Buchi Babu and Abhishekh Boinpally had not said a word about Kejriwal earlier. He points out that Magunta’s father for the first time later mentioned that Kejriwal spoke to him about liquor business. Singhvi pointed out that Raghav Magunta got bail a day after MSR implicated him. The senior lawyer pointed out that even Sarath Reddy was granted bail for back pain after he implicated Kejriwal. “He implicates me after 9 statement. He (Sarath Reddy) gets bail for back pain,” Singhvi adds.

June 21, 2024 4:03 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ED is taking advantage of 'typographical errors'

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi says that the ED is taking advantage of “typographical errors” in the trial court order.

June 21, 2024 3:37 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘This is inverting the law & turning the law in its head,’ says Singhvi

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Liberty of individual is very very low if at all it exists in the mind of ED. This is inverting the law & turning the law in its head, says Singhvi

June 21, 2024 3:29 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Unless the court says that 2+ 2 is 6, until then, there is no perversity, says Delhi CM's counsel

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Senior lawyer adds that the trial court’s failure to consider some contentions of the probe agency cannot be “perversity.”

“Every time it is said that you have not noted, not considered. The judge notes it. Essay is not to be written. That in any event cannot be perversity. Every argument of mine is noted in the arguments sections. mark the phrase "resulting in miscarriage of justice". What is the miscarriage? He was out on bail for 20 days, he went back. If my lords today hold against me I will again go back. Does Article 20 fo constitution holds no weight? One court has decided. Unless the court says that 2+ 2 is 6, until then, there is no perversity,” Singhvi adds.

June 21, 2024 3:27 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘Attempt by ED to circumvent the law,’ says Delhi CM's counsel

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Senior lawyer adds that ED like “Alice in Wonderland” has its own meaning of perversity. “For them it means error is perversity and unless every argument of ED is repeated verbatim, it is perversity,” Singhvi says.

Singhvi adds that there is an attempt by ED to circumvent the law by their own meaning of perversity.

He says that bail grant & bail reversal & cancellation are two different species

June 21, 2024 3:19 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi counters ED

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘So my lords, it’s is a complete misunderstanding as to how trial court judge is to be read,’ Singhvi says.

June 21, 2024 3:18 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Supreme Court ‘expressly’ stated AAP chief can approach trial court for bail

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi says that the Supreme Court while reserving verdict in Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest and remand had “expressly” stated that Kejriwal can approach trial court for bail. “If justice Sharma’s order was final, I ask myself a question why did the Supreme Court grant express liberty?”, Singhvi says.

June 21, 2024 3:15 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi puts his defence

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi points out that HC's ruling dealt with the legality of the arrest and remand. He says that HC's verdict was challenged in the Supreme Court. “My friend has argued as if justice Swarna Kanta Sharma’s judgement is final. It is being considered by SC. If the arrest is bad, all other steps are irrelevant. It is the last word of SC which will come in July and not Justice Sharma’s,” Singhvi says.

June 21, 2024 3:09 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: 'ED's approach is is deplorable, sad,' says Singhvi

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Singhvi says that ED's approach that the trial court should’ve heard the probe agency “endlessly” and would written an essay while writing the order is deplorable, sad, it can come from a private body. “It should never come from a government authority but for long statutory objectivity of statutory body is lost as far as ED is concerned,” Singhvi adds.

June 21, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: AM Singhvi standing for Delhi CM begins his argument

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ASG SV Raju concludes his submissions

Senior advocate AM Singhvi for Kejriwal commences his arguments

June 21, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘ED also has documentary evidence’

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Credibility of the statements under section 50 of PMLA cannot be gone into at the stage of bail. At the stage of bail even 161 CrPC statements are looked out. Here there are statements under section 50 PMLA which are “admissible in evidence.” The law officer says that the ED is not even relying on statements but also documentary evidence. Raju says that Kejriwal has close relations with an Angadiya owner Vinod Chauhan. “We have evidence to show that money was transferred by Vinod Chauhan to Sagar Patel. We have chats b/w AAP persons who were dealing with the campaign & the Angadiya’s. We have phone calls that took place between these two people,” Raju says. The law officer says that it has “documentary evidence” to show that money was paid by co accused Chanpreet Singh for Kejriwal’s hotel stay in Goa.

June 21, 2024 2:54 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ED counsel continues his argument

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Raju says that trial court’s order is silent with regard to EDs contention that Kejriwal is vicariously liable for the money laundering offence committed by Aam Aadmi Party. He says that the HC in its ruling had however dealt with this aspect elaborately. “You cannot totally be silent about it and not say a word about it,” Raju adds.

June 21, 2024 2:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘Kejriwal demanded ₹100 crore in individual capacity,’ says ED

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Raju says that Kejriwal is guilty of the offence of money laundering. He says that Kejriwal demanded 100 crore as bribe in his “individual capacity.” The law officer adds that Kejriwal is vicariously liable cause AAP is guilty of the offence of money laundering as AAP used the funds generated in the form of proceeds of crime & it was used in the election campaign. So AAP is also guilty & we have made AAP as an accused. AAP can be made accused u/s 70 PMLA & thus every person incharge would be deemed to be guilty.

June 21, 2024 2:49 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘Judge admitted that she did not read the documents,’ says ED counsel

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Raju says that the judge admitted that she did not read the documents. “There cannot be a greater perversity in this,” Raju says.

June 21, 2024 2:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ‘End to end money trail has been given,’ ED says

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Raju says that the investigation with regards to Kejriwal is complete as the ED has filed chargesheet. He says that the probe agency has traced out 45 crore and 65 crore are yet to be traced and that can’t be a ground for granting bail.

“End to end money trail has been given,” Raju says.

June 21, 2024 2:35 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ED counsel continues his argument

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Raju says that trial court citing famous saying of Benjamin Franklin cannot be ignored that "it is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than an innocent person should suffer" is something that would be applicable at the stage of trial and not at the case of “bail.”

June 21, 2024 2:30 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: ED says trial court order is ‘lopsided’

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: The law officer says that ED has all the statement to show that Kejriwal demanded 100 crore. Raju says that the trial court order is “perverse” “one sided” “lopsided”.

June 21, 2024 2:26 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Hearing resumes in Delhi HC

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi HC resumes hearing EDs plea challenging bail granted to CM Arvind Kejriwal

Raju says that trial court’s observation that ED has failed to give any direct evidence against the applicant in respect of the proceeds of crime is “a wrong statement.” This is a wrong statement. Raju says that ED presented Magunta Reddy’s statement that 100 crore was demanded from the South Group.

June 21, 2024 2:19 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Just joine? Here is a brief summary

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has challenged the order of Rouse Avenue court on granting bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case related to the Delhi Excise policy.

ED has challenged the order dated June 20, 2024, passed by Special Judge (Vacation Judge), Rouse Avenue District Courts that granted bail to Kejriwal.

The trial court said in the bail order that ED has failed to give any direct evidence against the applicant (Kejriwal) in respect of the proceeds of crime.

The matter was mentioned before the vacation division bench today seeking an urgent hearing.

June 21, 2024 1:43 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: HC breaks for lunch, hearing to resume at 2:15pm

Arvind Kejriwal LIVE Updates: Delhi High Court says that it would continue hearing the matter after lunch, matter to be heard at 2:15pm.

June 21, 2024 1:33 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal Bail News Live: Trial court has considered ‘irrelevant facts’, says ED

Arvind Kejriwal Bail News Live: Raju says that the trial court has considered “irrelevant facts” and failed to consider the relevant facts while granting bail. He adds that the trial court’s order is totally perverse.

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