CBI arrests Arvind Kejriwal, bail plea withdrawn from Supreme Court

The Delhi Chief Minister's arrest came ahead of a hearing in the Supreme Court challenging the stay order on his bail by the Delhi High Court.
CBI arrests Arvind Kejriwal, bail plea withdrawn from Supreme Court
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The CBI arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy case on Wednesday ahead of a hearing in the Supreme Court challenging the stay order on his bail by the Delhi High Court.

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CBI arrests Arvind Kejriwal, bail plea withdrawn from Supreme Court

The arrest came after the Rouse Avenue Court allowed the CBI to examine Kejriwal in the court and produce the documents they had for seeking his arrest.

On Wednesday, the CBI sought Kejriwal's custody before the Rouse Avenue Court. However, the court pointed out that Kejriwal was not formally arrested yet by the CBI.

"I would like to seek formal custody to interrogate and make a formal arrest," the CBI lawyer told the court.

"The manner in which this has been done is of grave concern. Please allow us access to the documents and defer this hearing to tomorrow... Heavens will not fall if we file a reply," Kejriwal's counsel said.

The CBI took Kejriwal's statement from jail on June 25 and sought his production before the trial court on Wednesday.

The CBI, represented by senior advocate DP Singh, said that investigation was the prerogative of the agency and the law does not mandate that the accused should be informed.

"The law does not say that I have to tell them when I want to go and investigate him. The same thing happened in the case of K Kavitha. I only need the court's permission," the CBI said.

Source: India Today

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