Delhi Liquor Policy Case: ED Produces Arvind Kejriwal in Rose Avenue Court, Seeks 10-Day Custody

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal produced in Rose Avenue Court on Friday, as Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought his 10-day custody in connection with the liquor policy case. The move came after Mr Kejriwal skipped nine summons issued by the investigation agency.

Earlier in the day, Arvind Kejriwal withdrew his plea against arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the excise policy-linked money laundering case from the Supreme Court on Friday. Kejriwal’s lawyers stated that he intends to challenge the remand proceedings before the trial court first, before returning to the apex court with a fresh petition.

Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, representing Kejriwal, brought up the matter before a bench led by Justice Sanjiv Khanna, requesting permission to withdraw the plea due to scheduling conflicts with the simultaneous hearing in the top court and the remand proceedings scheduled before the trial court.

Kejriwal was arrested by the ED yesterday night following search at his residence. Previously, the Delhi High Court had denied him interim protection from arrest. The Delhi Police heightened security around his residence following the developments.

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