SC: Life and Liberty are Extremely Crucial in Kejriwal’s Case

SC: Life and Liberty are Extremely Crucial in Kejriwal’s Case
SC: Life and Liberty are Extremely Crucial in Kejriwal’s Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) was questioned by the Supreme Court (SC) over the reason behind Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest shortly before the general elections, in the money laundering case.

In the Delhi liquor policy case, Arvind Kejriwal had contested his arrest. Justice Sanjeev clarified why the timing of the arrest was a matter of concern by instructing the ED to clarify if the agency can initiate criminal proceedings without first going through the legal process.

In response to that, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju stated that life and liberty are extremely essential in response to a question about the time of the arrest. This was posed by Justice Dipankar Datta, who was also part of the Bench.

According to Justice Khanna, no attachment action had been filed in this case as far. If one has, please demonstrate Kejriwal’s involvement. The Supreme Court (SC) observed that while the investigators in the case involving former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia have stated they have uncovered evidence, no such evidence has been presented in Arvind Kejriwal’s case.

The SC ordered the ED to explain the lengthy delay between the start of the legal process and the arrest. The ED was subsequently given a Friday deadline by the Court to reply.

Following his detention on 21st March, Arvind Kejriwal has chosen to serve as Chief Minister while detained and is being held in judicial custody in Tihar, Delhi. On 15th April, the SC served notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for a response to Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal against his arrest.

The Delhi High Court (HC) affirmed Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest on 9th April, stating that there was no illegality and that the ED had “little option” because he had ignored a summons and declined to cooperate with the inquiry.

Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj, along with other top party comrades, oversee running the party’s election campaign. Sunita, the spouse of Arvind Kejriwal, has also aided in contacting her husband’s followers.




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