Kejriwal consuming sweets, mangoes despite diabetes to make grounds for bail: ED tells court

Kejriwal has sought permission to consult his doctor via video conference

Arvind Kejriwal (File) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi | PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in a money laundering case, is eating food high in sugar like mangoes and sweets every day despite having type 2 diabetes to create grounds for medical bail, the ED claimed before a court here on Thursday.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) made the claim before special judge for CBI and ED cases, Kaveri Baweja, who directed the Tihar jail authorities to file a report on the matter, including Kejriwal's diet chart. Kejriwal has moved the court seeking permission to consult his regular doctor via video conference because of fluctuating sugar levels.

The judge directed the authorities concerned to file the report by Friday, when the court is likely to take up the matter again. "Arvind Kejriwal is eating high sugar content food despite having type 2 diabetes. He is consuming 'aloo poori', mango and sweets daily. This is being done to make grounds for medical bail," the ED told the court.

However, Kejriwal’s lawyers denied the claim. Advocate Vivek Jain, counsel for Kejriwal told ANI, "This is an issue made by ED so that home-cooked food should also be stopped. This concerns his health. Whatever he is having is as per the doctor's prescribed diet. The matter is sub judice, we do not want to say anything.”

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