PIL filed in Delhi HC to stop CM Arvind Kejriwal from issuing directions while in ED’s custody

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A public curiosity litigation matter has been filed in the Delhi High Court in search of directions to stop Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been arrested in a money-laundering case linked to the alleged excise coverage rip-off, from issuing orders while in the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) custody.

A public curiosity litigation matter has been filed in the Delhi High Court in search of directions to stop Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been arrested in a money-laundering case linked to the alleged excise coverage rip-off, from issuing orders while in the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) custody.

The petitioner, Surjit Singh Yadav, has stated in the PIL that the issuance of such orders by Kejriwal in the chief minister’s capability is towards the authorized framework in addition to the precept of truthful and correct investigation.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nationwide convenor, who was arrested on March 21 and subsequently remanded to the ED’s custody until March 28 by a Delhi courtroom, faces allegations of direct involvement in a conspiracy associated to the formulation of the excise coverage, favouring particular people.

In the PIL, the petitioner, who claims to be a social employee, has asserted that Kejriwal has “virtually forfeited his office” and being in custody, he has disabled himself from performing the duties and obligations of a public servant.

“The respondent no. 4 (Kejriwal), while issuing direction/order while in the custody of the respondent no. 2 (ED), is breaching his oath of secrecy administered to him under the Third Schedule of the Constitution of India as any directions/orders passed by him would have to be scanned thoroughly by the respondent no. 2 as they are in charge of the custody of the respondent no. 4,” the PIL says.

“The inaction by the respondent nos 1-3 (Centre, ED and Delhi government) to restrain the respondent no. 4 from issuing direction/order while in the custody and communicating the said order to the respondent no. 5 (Delhi minister Atishi) is a gross example of abuse of power and position, and merits interference by this hon’ble court,” it has claimed.

The plea additionally seeks a path to the ED not to present a typist, a pc and a printer to the AAP chief.

Last week, Yadav had filed a separate PIL in search of Kejriwal’s elimination from the chief minister’s submit following his arrest.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is printed from PTI)


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