Arvind Kejriwal to return to Tihar Jail right now, no relief from court


The prime court had on May 10 granted 21-day interim bail to the chief minister to allow him to marketing campaign in the course of the Lok Sabha polls.

After being launched on non permanent bail for 21 days to conduct an election marketing campaign, AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will return to the Tihar Jail right now (June 2), within the excise coverage case.

A court in Delhi on Saturday reserved for June 5 its order on an software moved by Chief Minster and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal looking for interim bail in a cash laundering case linked to the alleged excise coverage rip-off.

The case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) relates to alleged corruption and cash laundering within the formulation and execution of the Delhi authorities’s now-scrapped excise coverage for 2021-22. Delhi CM is anticipated to head again to jail at round 3 pm.

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja reserved the order, observing that the applying was for grant of interim bail on medical grounds and never for the extension of the interim bail granted by the Supreme Court.

The prime court had on May 10 granted 21-day interim bail to the chief minister to allow him to marketing campaign in the course of the Lok Sabha polls. It had directed him to give up on June 2, a day after the final part of the seven-phase ballot will get over.

Kejriwal campaigned in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Maharashtra after being launched from the Tihar jail.

After the decide reserved the order, Kejriwal’s counsel urged the court to go the order on Saturday itself, contemplating that he has to give up on Sunday.

The decide, nonetheless, declined the request, saying the arguments and the paperwork submitted by the advocates of the accused in addition to the prosecution was voluminous.

During the proceedings, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, showing for the ED, advised the court that Kejriwal made deceptive claims at a press convention on Friday that he would give up on June 2 on his personal.

At a press convention right here on Friday, Kejriwal stated he shall be surrendering on June 2. “I will leave my house around 3 pm (on Sunday) to surrender. It is possible that this time they will torture me more, but I will not bow down,” he stated.

Kejriwal had additionally alleged, “They tried to break me. They stopped my medicines while I was in jail. My weight reduced by six kg after being arrested. My weight was 70 kg when I was arrested. I have not gained weight after coming out of jail.” Doctors have suggested a number of checks and “they feel this could be a sign of some underlying medical condition”, he had claimed.

The ED’s counsel stated in court, “Kejriwal campaigned throughout his interim bail period and, now, he suddenly claims he is ill. Kejriwal suppressed facts and made false statements, including about his health.” Kejriwal’s counsel advised the court that he was unwell and wanted therapy.

The ED stated the interim bail isn’t maintainable because the trial court can’t modify the order of the Supreme Court mandating Kejriwal to give up on June 2.

“The Supreme Court order says he will surrender. That order has not been modified till date. He has to surrender. He is not on interim bail because of this court’s order. He is on interim bail because SC order. He is asking for extension of the Supreme Court order, which is not permissible,” the probe company’s counsel stated.

The liberty granted to him is that he’ll apply for normal bail, and there’s no liberty for extension of interim bail, Mehta stated.

“A person who is saying that his condition is serious, look at his conduct. From the day he was released, he is campaigning everywhere and not like one minute or two minutes, its for hours. At that time, nothing happens to his health,” he stated.

The ED alleged that Kejriwal desires to cheat the court by delaying medical checks. “If any tests are required, we’ll provide all facilities in jail. If required we will take (Kejriwal) to AIIMS or any hospital,” it stated.

The ED’s counsel, “A person who claims on TV that I may die, kidney failure etc, didn’t go for a basic test since May 25? The entire system cannot be taken for a joy ride. It is a game being played by the litigant with the system. The prayers may not be granted.” Seeking the relief, Kejriwal’s counsel advised the court that regardless of his unwell well being, the AAP chief campaigned as a result of that was the aim for which the interim bail was granted by the Supreme Court.

“Stress due to the campaign increased his sugar level. Today, when I (Kejriwal) go back to jail without tests being done, I am subjecting myself to risks. This is only to ensure the fact that the treatment given to me is in conformity to the ailment I have. I am not asking for interim bail for two months or three months. What is the prejudice that will cause to them,” the counsel requested.

(With inputs from PTI)

Nilesh Desai
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