New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was given a judicial remand in connection with the Delhi Liquor Excise Policy case till July 3rd, and the trial will resume after that. The Delhi High Court was urged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to continue the extension, as it was looking at more probes in regard to alleged scams relating to Delhi’s scrap excise policy from 2022.

The advocate for Kejriwal was opposed to the ED’s application to have more time for custody as they said that there were no sufficient reasons for that. For instance, Kejriwal’s counsel, Advocate Vivek Jain, expressed that there was no substance in the application. After releasing his post-court order statement, he said vehemently, “We have serious objections to the judicial remand. Arrest is already in a legal limelight and under appeal in the Supreme Court of the country.”

Apart from Kejriwal, through judicial custody via video link from Tihar Jail, the accused in the same case arrested in May was Vinod Chauhan, who had his judicial custody extended until July 3. The counsel of the ED revealed that out of Rs. 50 crore received by Chauhan, which was alleged to be the money of demonetized notes, Rs. 25 crore was received for the Goa elections through K Kavitha’s personal assistant, Abhishek Boinpally. A prosecution complaint against Chauhan should be expected by the end of the current month.

For instance, during the court proceedings, a senior counsel, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, insisted that all elements of the case were connected to Kejriwal. He went further to downplay the arrest by stating that it was the CBI which alleged that Kejriwal demanded a bribe of 100 crores.

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