Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody till Apr 15 in excise policy case

New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue Court sent Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till the 15th of this month in the money laundering case related to the alleged liquor policy scam, on Monday.

Kejriwal was arrested on the 21st of March by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special CBI Judge Kaveri Baweja issued the order for judicial custody after Kejriwal was produced in court following the expiration of his ED custody.

Previously, on the 22nd of last month, the trial court had remanded him to six days of ED custody, which was later extended by four days.

It is noteworthy that Kejriwal had ignored nine summonses issued to him by the ED. AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh are also accused in the case and are currently in judicial custody.

Kejriwal is the first serving Chief Minister to be arrested and the third senior leader from the party to be arrested in connection with the Delhi liquor policy scam.

The arrest took place shortly after a team from the ED questioned him at his residence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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