Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Arrested, So What’s Next?

Arvind Kejriwal Arrested

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with an excise policy-linked money laundering case. This arrest occurred after two hours of questioning by ED officials at his residence. Arvind Kejriwal is now the second sitting chief minister to face arrest recently, following Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren.

Prior to his arrest, Kejriwal had been issued nine summons related to the Delhi liquor policy case. The ED officials visited his official residence after the high court’s orders, and he was arrested around 9 pm.

Earlier today, the Delhi High Court refused to grant Kejriwal protection from any coercive action by the agency. The arrest comes as a significant development, as it is the first time a serving chief minister has been arrested in such circumstances.

In response to Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized the situation, stating that “a scared dictator wants to create a dead democracy.” He emphasized the need for INDIA to respond fittingly.

Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP has demanded Kejriwal’s immediate resignation, considering the allegations of corruption against him. The BJP views his arrest as a defeat of corruption and calls for his prompt resignation1.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has called for a nationwide protest against the BJP, with Delhi unit convenor Gopal Rai denouncing the arrest as a “murder of democracy” and an “announcement of dictatorship”.

Kejriwal’s arrest has sparked controversy and political reactions, and the situation remains closely watched by the public and media. He is scheduled to appear before a special PMLA court, where the ED will seek his custody for further interrogation.

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30 days ago

[…] a significant development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been remanded to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody until March 28 in a case related to the excise policy. The ED has accused Kejriwal of money […]

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