Arvind Kejriwal Arrested: Delhi CM Taken to Tihar Jail, Faces Judicial Custody Amid Liquor Policy Scam Case

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By Sunil Chaudhary

In a significant development today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been taken into judicial custody and transported to Tihar Jail following the Rouse Avenue Court’s decision to deny him relief in connection with the alleged Delhi Liquor Policy Scam. Here are the latest updates on this developing story:

Arvind Kejriwal’s Arrest:

After the Rouse Avenue Court rejected any reprieve for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today, he was promptly taken into custody and transferred to Tihar Jail. The court’s decision remanded Kejriwal to judicial custody until April 15, deepening the legal woes surrounding the ongoing investigation into the liquor policy scandal.

Arvind Kejriwal Arrested: Delhi CM Taken to Tihar Jail, Faces Judicial Custody Amid Liquor Policy Scam Case

Allegations of Political Vendetta:

In response to her husband’s detention, Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Arvind Kejriwal, has vehemently accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of pursuing a vindictive agenda. She contends that the BJP’s sole motive is to incarcerate Kejriwal, particularly during the Lok Sabha elections, insinuating a politically motivated move aimed at destabilizing the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) governance in Delhi.

Enforcement Directorate’s Stand:

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been leading the investigation into the alleged liquor policy scam, has cited Arvind Kejriwal’s purported ‘non-cooperative behavior’ as justification for seeking fifteen days of judicial custody. The ED’s insistence on stringent measures underscores the gravity of the charges levied against Kejriwal and the significance of the ongoing probe.

Impact on Governance:

Despite being behind bars, Arvind Kejriwal continues to exert influence over the administration of Delhi, with his wife, Sunita Kejriwal, reportedly relaying his directives to cabinet colleagues. This unusual arrangement highlights the complexities of governance amidst legal turmoil and underscores Kejriwal’s determination to maintain control despite his incarceration.

Broader Political Implications:

The arrest of Arvind Kejriwal has sparked a flurry of reactions across the political spectrum, with leaders from various parties weighing in on the controversy. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while addressing the media, characterized Kejriwal’s detention as a cautionary tale for the Congress party, emphasizing the broader ramifications of political maneuvering in the run-up to elections.

As the situation continues to unfold, the repercussions of Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest reverberate beyond the confines of Delhi, raising pertinent questions about governance, accountability, and the rule of law in India’s political landscape.

Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story

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