Excise policy scam: Delhi Court sends Kejriwal to judicial custody till July 12

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 29, 2024 IST

ARVIND

New Delhi, June 29: The Rouse Avenue court of Delhi on Saturday sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till July in connection with the exercise policy case.

The vacation Judge Sunena Sharma sent Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till July 12, 2024

Advocate DP Singh appeared for CBI while seeking direction to send Arvind Kejriwal into Judicial Custody and alleged that during the police remand, the accused Arvind Kejriwal been examined/ interrogated. However, he did not cooperate with the investigation and deliberately gave evasive replies contrary to the evidence on record.

CBI alleges Kejriwal deliberately gave evasive replies, court sends him to judicial custody till July 12

On being confronted with the evidence, he did not give a proper and truthful explanation regarding the enhancement of the profit margin for wholesalers from 5 per cent to 12 per cent under the new Excise Policy of Delhi 2021-22, without any study or justification, said CBI. 

He also could not explain as to why during the peak of 2nd wave of Covid, the Cabinet approval for a revised Excise Policy was obtained through circulation in hurried manner within 1 day, when the accused persons of the South Group were camping in Delhi and holding meetings with his close associate Vijay Nair.

He evaded the questions regarding the meetings of his associate Vijay  Nair with various stakeholders of the liquor business in Delhi and demanded illegal gratification from them for favorable provisions in the upcoming Excise Policy, CBI added.

He also evaded questions regarding the transfer and utilization of ill gotten money to the tune of Rs.44.54 crores in the Goa Assembly Elections by his party during 2021-22, said CBI.

In the light of aforesaid facts and circumstances, the further custodial interrogation of the accused Arvind Kejriwal is not required at this stage, said CBI. 

Ealier, the vacation Judge on June 26 had sent Arvind Kejriwal into 3 days custial remand of CBI (ANI)

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