ED to file first chargesheet against 'kingpin' Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow

ED to file first chargesheet against Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow, calls him 'kingpin' of liquor policy case
ED to file first chargesheet against 'kingpin' Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file its first chargesheet against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped liquor policy. This will be the first time that Kejriwal will be named as an accused in the excise policy case.

The ED's move will coincide with a Supreme Court hearing on Friday on interim bail for Kejriwal in the liquor policy case. In the chargesheet, the ED will call Kejriwal a 'kingpin' and a key conspirator in the liquor policy case.

The investigating agency has claimed it had established a money trail linked to Kejriwal.

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ED to file first chargesheet against 'kingpin' Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow

On Wednesday, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, who led the Supreme Court bench, told Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the ED, to be ready with his submissions on Friday.

“We will pronounce the interim order (on interim bail) on Friday. The main matter related to the challenge to arrest will also be taken on the same day," Justice Khanna said.

Kejriwal failed to get any relief from the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with the bench of Justices Khanna and Dipankar Datta rising without pronouncing an order granting him interim bail to enable him to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.

The bench had said that it did not want Kejriwal to discharge his official duties if he is released on interim bail, as it would lead to a conflict of interest.

Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 in connection with the liquor policy case. He is currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail.

Source: India Today

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