Delhi Excise Policy case: Court extends judicial custody of Delhi CM and BRS leader

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Telangana lawmaker K Kavitha – opposition politicians were arrested last month. Their arrests were made weeks before India went into the first phase of polling.

Their involvement in the alleged liquor policy scam have been sent to extended judicial custody for 14 days. The Aam Aadmi Party chief and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader are in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. They will be produced in court next on May 7. Kejriwal has a plea pending with the Supreme Court, challenging his arrest on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate related to the alleged money laundering charges.

Although, the Supreme Court did hear the Chief Minister’s plea on April 15, but denied him an immediate relief pending a reply from the federal agency. The court will now hear to Kejriwal’s plea on April 29 which is exactly three days after the second phase of polling. While on the other hand, Ms Kavitha, who is the daughter of former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao , will learn on May 2 the outcome of a bail plea in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court after the passing of a reserved order.

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