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SC asks ED to explain timing of Kejriwal’s arrest

12:30 AM May 01, 2024 IST | IANS
sc asks ed to explain timing of kejriwal’s arrest
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New Delhi, Apr 30:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to explain the timing of the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha polls came into force.

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Observing that liberty is exceedingly important, a bench, headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna, asked Additional Solicitor General  S. V. Raju, representing the ED, to get prepared on the questions raised around the timing of arrest on the next date of listing.

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The Bench, also comprising Justice Dipankar Datta, was hearing the plea filed by CM Kejriwal challenging his arrest and subsequent custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the excise policy case. It also asked ASG Raju to explain the gap between the date of arrest and the initiation of the investigation.

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Further, it queried the ED regarding Kejriwal’s role, particularly when no attachment proceedings have been taken against him by the federal anti-money laundering agency so far.

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