Interim bail: No relief for Kejriwal, directs Delhi CM to approach CJI for extension

Kejriwal sought 7-day extension of his interim bail on health grounds

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

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to approach the bench of the Chief Justice of India to extend his interim bail in the liquor policy case.

When Kejriwal’s plea was mentioned, a bench of Justices J.K. Maheshwari and K.V. Viswanathan were not inclined to accept the plea and observed the matter had already been heard and judgment was reserved on it. The bench however directed the Delhi CM to approach the bench of Chief Justice of India for appropriate orders, LiveLaw reported.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader approached the apex court on Monday, seeking an extension of his interim bail by seven days on health grounds. The plea said the chief minister is required to undergo some medical tests and thus needs the interim bail, which is ending on June 1, to be extended.

On May 10, the Supreme Court granted the AAP convener interim bail for a period of 21 days to enable him to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. It, however, had barred him from visiting his office or the Delhi secretariat and signing official files unless absolutely necessary for obtaining the lieutenant governor's approval.

The Delhi CM was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case registered in connection with alleged scam in scrapped now scrapped Delhi liquor policy.

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