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SC refuses urgent hearing Kejriwal's plea for bail extension

The Supreme Court vacation bench on Tuesday refused to allow an urgent hearing of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s application for the extension of his interim bail by seven days on medical grounds in the Delhi excise policy case. The vacation bench of Jus tices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan observed the Chief Justice of […]

The Supreme Court vacation bench on Tuesday refused to allow an urgent hearing of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s application for the extension of his interim bail by seven days on medical grounds in the Delhi excise policy case. The vacation bench of Jus tices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan observed the Chief Justice of India (CJI) would take a call on the list ing of Arvind’s application Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, represent ing Kejriwal, mentioned the application for urgent hear ing, the bench said, “This is heard and reserved mat ter. We cannot do anything. Place before CJI for appro priate orders.” Filing a fresh application, Singhvi said Kejriwal sought “only 7 days extension. This is just a medical extension and not abuse of liberty.” The bench then asked Singhvi why the applica tion was not mentioned be fore Justice Dipankar Datta who was heading a vacation bench last week.To this, Singhvi said the prescription was given only day before yesterday and that is why the application could not be moved last week

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