Kejriwal summonsed by Delhi Court on Feb 17 post ED complaint

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court has directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on February 17 in connection with a complaint lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the Delhi Liquor Scam.

| Updated: 07 February, 2024 7:43 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court has directed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on February 17 in connection with a complaint lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) regarding the Delhi Liquor Scam.

Previously, Kejriwal had refused to participate in the probe, labelling the ED’s summons as unlawful. However, following the court’s directive, Kejriwal is now obliged to comply with the summons.

Reacting to the court’s decision, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated that they are assessing the court order and intend to challenge the legality of the ED’s summons. “We will inform the court how all summons from the ED were illegal,” affirmed AAP.

The ED lodged a complaint against Kejriwal after he failed to respond to multiple summonses issued by the agency. The complaint invokes various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, arguing Kejriwal’s non-compliance with their directives.

While Kejriwal cooperated with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) regarding the Delhi Excise Policy matter, he has consistently resisted the ED’s summons, alleging political bias and vendetta.

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