Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea

The Delhi high court on Friday issued a notice to the (CBI) regarding a bail plea filed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy case.

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Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea

The Delhi high court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) regarding a bail plea filed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy case.

Initially, the high court agreed with the CBI's contention that Kejriwal should have approached a city court first.

However, the bench later opted to consider the merits of Kejriwal's direct appeal to the high court during the arguments.

The AAP supremo has already challenged his arrest in the CBI case and the plea is pending before the high court.

Arvind Kejriwal, the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), was arrested by the CBI from Tihar Jail, where he remains in judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Previously, Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21 and was granted bail by the trial court in the money laundering case on June 20. However, the high court stayed this order.

On Wednesday, the trial court extended the judicial custody of Kejriwal till July 12 in the money laundering case filed by the ED.

The court also reserved its order on the application moved by the AAP leader seeking the presence of his wife during the consultations with the medical board constituted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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