Arvind Kejriwal ARRESTED By Enforcement Directorate In Liquor Policy Case
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Arvind Kejriwal ARRESTED By Enforcement Directorate In Liquor Policy Case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrested by Enforcement Directorate in Delhi liquor policy case

Delhi CM and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Excise policy case.

The probe agency was probing the money laundering angle in the case. 

With this development, Arvind Kejriwal has become the first sitting chief minister to be arrested.

Kejriwal has become the first sitting chief minister to be arrested in the history of Independent India and his party has said he will continue to hold the post. 

Speaking from outside the chief minister's residence on Thursday, Delhi minister Atishi said, "We are getting reports that the Enforcement Directorate has arrested Mr Kejriwal. His arrest is a conspiracy by the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since the investigation of this case began two years ago, not one rupee has been recovered by the ED or the CBI despite over 1,000 raids on AAP leaders and ministers."

"Arvind Kejriwal's arrest after the announcement of the Lok Sabha election is a conspiracy. Mr Kejriwal is not just a man, he is a thought. If you think arresting one Kejriwal can finish off the thought, you are wrong. Mr Kejriwal is, was and will remain the Delhi chief minister. We have said from the beginning that he will run the government from jail if need be. No law stops him from doing so," she said in Hindi. 

Pointing out that Mr Kejriwal has not been convicted, Ms Atishi said the fight will go on and the party has approached the Supreme Court against his arrest. “Our lawyers are going to the court for urgent mentioning. We will demand that the case be heard tonight itself,” she said.

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