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No Relief For Arvind Kejriwal As Delhi Court Reserves Order On His Bail Plea

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A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order till June 5 in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking bail in a money laundering case connected to the alleged Delhi excise scam.

Kejriwal is currently on interim bail in the case till June 1, which concludes today after the last phase of Lok Sabha polls will take place. The Delhi CM will have to surrender on Sunday.

Kejriwal has moved two different bail applications before the Rouse Avenue Court. The first plea relates to regular bail in the Enforcement Directorate (ED)’s case concerning the Delhi liquor scam. The second one relates to the interim bail application, where he is seeking a seven-day extension on medical grounds.

During the hearing at the Rouse Avenue Court, ASG Raju pointed out that the Supreme Court’s order prohibited Arvind Kejriwal from filing an interim bail extension plea, allowing only a regular bail plea.

The probe agency also said that Kejriwal has suppressed facts on the nature of the medical test he has to undergo.

Kejriwal had earlier moved the Supreme Court seeking an extension of his interim bail by seven days on the grounds that he has to undergo some medical tests, including a PET-CT scan. He claimed in his plea that he lost seven kg in jail and that his ketone levels were “too high”, a possible indicator of a serious ailment.