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Arvind Kejriwal Case: Arvind Kejriwal may not be out of Tihar jail even if the Supreme Court grants him bail today. Here’s why

Arvind Kejriwal Case: Arvind Kejriwal may not be out of Tihar jailArvind Kejriwal Case

Arvind Kejriwal Case: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea today, June 26. This plea contests the Delhi High Court’s decision to stay the earlier bail granted to the Aam Aadmi Party chief by the trial court in the Delhi liquor policy case.

The ED is looking into the case. There’s no guarantee that Kejriwal will be let out of Tihar jail anytime soon, even if the top court grants him bail.

On June 25, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogated Kejriwal in Tihar Jail and recorded his statements regarding the case. The CBI has also obtained permission to bring Kejriwal before the trial court on June 26.

CBI requests custody of Kejriwal

According to sources cited in a report by India Today, the CBI is considering arresting Kejriwal and requesting his custody. The agency has applied to a special court for a production warrant for Arvind Kejriwal, which the court has subsequently issued, as reported by India Today.

The CBI plans to bring the Delhi Chief Minister before a trial court before the start of the Supreme Court hearing.

Since Arvind Kejriwal is currently in judicial custody under the ED, any subsequent arrest by another agency must be conducted before a court. If the CBI secures custody and arrests Kejriwal, he will not be able to leave Tihar jail today, even if the Supreme Court grants him bail.

Kejriwal’s petition in the Supreme Court

On June 20, a Delhi court granted bail to Arvind Kejriwal, who had been arrested by the ED on March 21, setting his release on a personal bond of ₹1 lakh. However, the Enforcement Directorate contested this decision in the Delhi High Court. The following day, the High Court temporarily suspended Arvind Kejriwal’s bail and scheduled a further hearing for June 25. In response, Kejriwal approached the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court’s decision to suspend his release.

The Supreme Court declined to issue an immediate order and advised Arvind Kejriwal to await the High Court’s decision. Declaring that the trial court had not laid out the terms for Arvind Kejriwal’s release under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the charge on which the Chief Minister of Delhi was detained, the High Court issued its ruling on June 25.

AAP Says It’s Foul

The Aam Aadmi Party responded to the development, alleging that the CBI was “conspiring” to file a ‘false case’ against Kejriwal.

Also Read: AP News

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh claimed in a video message, “At a time when there was a possibility of CM Arvind Kejriwal being granted bail by the Supreme Court, the BJP-led Centre conspired with the CBI to fabricate a case and have him arrested… The entire nation is witnessing this injustice, this oppression by the Centre.”

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