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Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi CM’s counsel states ED is uncertain about the timeline to trace money trail

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Arvind Kejriwal: The Delhi High Court has temporarily suspended the bail granted to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a money laundering case connected to alleged irregularities in the Delhi excise policy. This action was prompted by an urgent plea from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which argued that it did not have sufficient time to oppose the bail and criticized the trial court’s ruling. The court’s suspension of Kejriwal’s release will remain in place until it hears and adjudicates on the ED’s appeal to overturn the lower court’s decision. In response, Kejriwal’s legal team characterized the lower court’s decision as a discretionary one made following due process.

Arvind Kejriwal is granted regular bail by a Delhi court

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was granted regular bail in the money laundering case by the Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday. The bail was approved by vacation judge Nyay Bindu upon the submission of a bail bond worth ₹1 lakh, despite objections from the ED.

The ED had asked the court to postpone the bail bond proceedings by 48 hours to allow them to challenge the order in the High Court. However, the court rejected this request and clarified that the bail order remained unaffected and had not been stayed.

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Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on March 21, just before the parliamentary elections. On May 10, the Supreme Court granted him interim bail until June 1 to enable him to participate in campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.

Regarding the Delhi High Court’s stay on CM Arvind Kejriwal’s bail order, ASG SV Raju stated, that Kejriwal’s bail has been temporarily suspended, and the definitive decision is expected within 2-4 days. The hearing regarding the cancellation of the bail plea will follow subsequently, with notices already issued on the matter.

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