Big Blow to Kejriwal: Delhi High Court Stays Bail, Granted Bail from Special Court Only Yesterday

Today, on Thursday, June 20, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy money laundering case. He may be released from jail today.

On the other hand, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has requested 48 hours to appeal against the bail decision. The court stated that this matter could be heard before the Duty Judge. Previously, the ED had requested the court to load the stay on bail within 48 hours, but the Vacation Bench had denied it. Delhi Minister Atishi stated, “Truth always triumphs.”

The court has directed him to submit a bail bond of ₹1 lakh. The Supreme Court had earlier granted bail to him for 21 days for the Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal was released from Tihar Jail on April 1.

Today, in the Delhi High Court, the hearing for bail application continued for the second consecutive day in the morning. After hearing arguments from both sides, the judge ensured a secure decision.

Conditions Imposed by Court Before Granting Relief to Kejriwal

Before granting relief, the court imposed 2 conditions on Kejriwal:

  • He shall not attempt to influence the investigation or witnesses.
  • He must be present in court as required and cooperate with the investigation.

Now, what’s next:

According to legal experts, the trial court is currently on vacation. The duty magistrate will be available to fill the bail bond. In the upcoming sessions, the Enforcement Directorate will file its most significant appeal in court and challenge the decisions of the lower courts regarding bail bonds.

Court Proceedings: ED States Investigation Not Completed, AAP Alleges Fake Case

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju, representing the Enforcement Directorate (ED), informed the court that the investigation has not concluded yet. Kejriwal’s counsel, Vikram Chaudhri, presented a strong defense asserting that the entire case against Kejriwal is based on imagination. 

ASG SV Raju requested the court to overlook Excise Policy Clause 45 errors. The strong basis for denying bail to Kejriwal is that he has not disclosed his mobile phone’s password so far. The court rejected ED’s arguments and granted bail to Kejriwal.

Arvind Kejriwal Surrenders in Tihar Jail After Judicial Custody Ends

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested on March 21 and released from Tihar Jail on April 1. The Supreme Court granted him bail on May 10 for a period of 21 days. After remaining out on bail until June 2, Kejriwal surrendered at Tihar Jail at 5 PM. Kejriwal’s judicial custody concluded on Wednesday, and the court extended it until July 3.

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