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Delhi Court docket extends ED custody of CM Arvind Kejriwal until April 1

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The Delhi Rouse Avenue Court docket on Thursday has prolonged the Enforcement Directorate (ED) remand of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal until April 1. The Chief Minister will stay in custody until Monday, after which he will probably be introduced in entrance of the court docket bench for additional proceedings within the case.

The court docket has handed its order for the extension of the remand within the cash laundering case associated to the Delhi excise coverage, being investigated by the ED for the final two years. Arvind Kejriwal is the fourth Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) chief to be arrested on this case. Beforehand, Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh had been arrested in the identical case. 

In the course of the listening to at the moment, the ED argued that Arvind Kejriwal must be introduced nose to nose with a few of the accused within the excise coverage case. The ED additional mentioned that the information in one of many cell phones, belonging to Arvind Kejriwal’s spouse Sunita, was extracted and is being analyzed.

Nonetheless, information from the opposite 4 digital units seized throughout search at Arvind Kejriwal’s premises on March 21 are but to be extracted because the arrestee has sought time to offer password/login credentials after consulting together with his attorneys.

In its recent remand plea, the investigation company mentioned that in Arvind Kejriwal’s custodial interrogation, his statements had been recorded on 5 days and that he was giving evasive replies. It additional mentioned the statements of three different individuals have additionally been recorded throughout the remand.

CM Kejriwal made a submission in entrance of the court docket on Thursday, the place he mentioned that within the 31,000 web page doc ready by the ED, there is no such thing as a concrete proof or allegations towards him on the idea of which he has been arrested.

In the meantime, Arvind Kejriwal’s spouse Sunita Kejriwal mentioned on March 28 that the AAP nationwide convener shouldn’t be holding nicely and is being harassed quite a bit whereas in ED custody over the previous week. She asserted that the Chief Minister is being harassed quite a bit and his sugar ranges are fluctuating.

CM Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 and was despatched to 7-days of custody. His arrest has triggered protests within the nationwide capital and the close by northern state of Punjab, which can also be ruled by AAP, over the previous few days.

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