Excise policy case: Delhi court extends Kejriwal's judicial custody till May 20

Judicial custody of co-accused Chanpreet Singh also extended till May 20

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

A Delhi Court extended judicial custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal till May 20 in a money laundering case on Sunday. The extension comes as the Supreme Court is hearing Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate.  

Special Judge for CBI and ED Kaveri Baweja extended Kejriwal's custody till May 20 after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was produced before the court through a video conference on the expiry of his custody granted earlier. The judge also extended the judicial custody of co-accused Chanpreet Singh till May 20.  

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took up for hearing Kejriwal’s interim bail in the money laundering case registered in connection with the alleged scam in scrapped Delhi liquor policy. Reserving orders in the case, the apex court is likely to take up the case for hearing on Thursday or next week. Meanwhile, the Court asked ED to produce three volumes of the case file to check the investigating officer’s notes in the case. The Court observed Kejriwal shouldn’t visit the office or perform official duties if bail is granted. The Supreme Court clearly said interim bail is being considered only due to elections.

-with PTI inputs.

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