Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Probe agency calls Arvind Kejriwal “non-cooperative” – Why?

ED said Arvind Kejriwal's conduct has been non-cooperative and he has tried to mislead the interrogation.


As reported by Bar and Bench, SV Raju argued, “Arvind Kejriwal’s conduct has been totally non-cooperative and he has tried to mislead the interrogation. He said Vijay Nair does not report to me but to Atishi. Kejriwal is not sharing the password for his phone.”

The ASG replied, “We reserve the right to seek his ED custody at a later stage,” to Kaveri Baweja the special judge when asked, how far were the arguments relevant to the application for judicial custody of Arvind Kejriwal.

In the Delhi excise policy case, Vijar Nair is among the accused. He happens to be the former communication-in-charge of the AAP.

According to the news agency PTI, AAP ministers Atishi, Saurabh Bhardwaj, and Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal were also present in the court during the hearing.

Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyers, meanwhile, have asked permission for a special diet for him. They have also asked to allow him to read three books inside the jail – Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, and How Prime Ministers Decide, and to let him have his religious locket.

The Rouse Avenue Court then sent Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15 in the excise policy-linked money laundering case.

Arvind Kejriwal’s Enforcement Directorate custody came to an end on Monday, and that’s when he was produced in the court.

The AAP leader said, “Whatever the prime minister is doing(referring to his arrest) is not good for the country,” before entering the court.

On March 21st, Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED in connection with the case. The next day, Judge Baweja remanded him in the custody of the ED till March 28.

ED’s plea of requesting an extension of his custody was allowed by the court by four days till April 1st.

The probe agency has accused the AAP leader of “being involved in the entire conspiracy of Delhi liquor scam, in drafting and implementation of the policy, for favouring and benefiting the quid pro receiving kickbacks and eventually using part of proceeds of crime generated out of the scheduled offence in the election campaign for Goa Assembly elections,” in its remand application.

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