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Delhi Court Extends Arvind Kejriwal's Judicial Custody Until July 12

A Delhi Rouse Avenue Court extended the judicial custody of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday until July 12 in relation to the money laundering case tied to the now-cancelled Delhi liquor excise policy of 2021-22. The court also reserved its decision on Kejriwal’s request for his wife’s presence during medical consultations with the AIIMS […]

A Delhi Rouse Avenue Court extended the judicial custody of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday until July 12 in relation to the money laundering case tied to the now-cancelled Delhi liquor excise policy of 2021-22.

The court also reserved its decision on Kejriwal’s request for his wife’s presence during medical consultations with the AIIMS special board, as ordered by the court on April 22. The decision will be announced on July 6.

On Saturday, the city court had remanded Kejriwal to judicial custody until July 12 following a plea by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had arrested the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor on June 26.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal approached the Delhi High Court regarding the CBI case against him. His bail plea was presented by counsel Rajat Bharadwaj before a bench comprising acting chief justice Manmohan and justice Tushar Rao Gedela.

Bharadwaj requested the court to hear the plea on Thursday, alleging that Kejriwal was taken into illegal custody without following section 41 of the CrPC. “Have filed a bail application. Applicant was taken into illegal custody without complying with section 41,” he stated.

The court agreed to schedule the hearing for Friday. “We’ll list it day after,” acting chief justice Manmohan responded.

The AAP national convener was arrested by the CBI on June 26 while in Tihar Jail, where he remains in judicial custody for a related money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Kejriwal, initially arrested by the ED on March 21, had been granted bail by the trial court on June 20 in the money laundering case. However, the high court stayed the trial court’s order.

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