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Arvind Kejriwal "Kingpin" of the Liquor gate: ED

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged liquor policy scam, appeared before the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi on Friday. The ED, represented by Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, sought custody for 10 days, citing compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and providing details to Mr. Kejriwal's relatives.

During the hearing, Mr. Raju portrayed Mr. Kejriwal as the central figure in the alleged scam, directly involved in implementing the policy and favoring the southern group. The ED also accused him of using proceeds of crime.

Mr. Kejriwal, the first sitting Chief Minister to face arrest, spent the previous night at the ED's office on Abdul Kalam Road in Delhi. His legal representation was led by senior advocate Vikram Chaudhari during the court proceedings.

Earlier, Mr. Kejriwal's legal team withdrew a Supreme Court plea challenging his arrest following the top court's rejection of a similar plea by Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader K Kavitha. The court advised Ms. Kavitha to follow protocol and file her appeal before the trial court first.

Given the court's response to Ms. Kavitha's petition, Mr. Kejriwal's legal team decided to withdraw its plea, anticipating a similar outcome. They believed pursuing the plea was redundant as Mr. Kejriwal had already been arrested, and the court had indicated a reluctance to entertain petitions solely based on influence or resources.

Despite the ongoing legal proceedings and nationwide protests triggered by Mr. Kejriwal's arrest weeks before a general election, his legal team maintains that he can continue as Delhi Chief Minister as he is only accused, not convicted, of any wrongdoing. Sources close to the legal team reiterated that Mr. Kejriwal's arrest should not impede his role as Chief Minister until proven guilty. 

Arvind Kejriwal "Kingpin" of the Liquor gate: ED

Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged liquor policy scam, appeared before the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi on Friday. The ED, represented by Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, sought custody for 10 days, citing compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and providing details to Mr. Kejriwal's relatives.

During the hearing, Mr. Raju portrayed Mr. Kejriwal as the central figure in the alleged scam, directly involved in implementing the policy and favoring the southern group. The ED also accused him of using proceeds of crime.

Mr. Kejriwal, the first sitting Chief Minister to face arrest, spent the previous night at the ED's office on Abdul Kalam Road in Delhi. His legal representation was led by senior advocate Vikram Chaudhari during the court proceedings.

Earlier, Mr. Kejriwal's legal team withdrew a Supreme Court plea challenging his arrest following the top court's rejection of a similar plea by Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader K Kavitha. The court advised Ms. Kavitha to follow protocol and file her appeal before the trial court first.

Given the court's response to Ms. Kavitha's petition, Mr. Kejriwal's legal team decided to withdraw its plea, anticipating a similar outcome. They believed pursuing the plea was redundant as Mr. Kejriwal had already been arrested, and the court had indicated a reluctance to entertain petitions solely based on influence or resources.

Despite the ongoing legal proceedings and nationwide protests triggered by Mr. Kejriwal's arrest weeks before a general election, his legal team maintains that he can continue as Delhi Chief Minister as he is only accused, not convicted, of any wrongdoing. Sources close to the legal team reiterated that Mr. Kejriwal's arrest should not impede his role as Chief Minister until proven guilty. 

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