Arvind Kejriwal Granted Bail By Delhi Court In Liquor Policy Case

Arvind Kejriwal Granted Bail By Delhi Court In Liquor Policy Case

Kejriwal was arrested by ED in March this year and had come out on bail during the elections as well, before surrendering himself on June 2.

Rahul MUpdated: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 08:41 PM IST
article-image
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | PTI

A Delhi Court on Thursday (June 20) granted bail to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy scam case. The court granted bail to Delhi CM on a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh.

Kejriwal was arrested by ED in March this year and had come out on bail during the Lok Sabha elections as well, before surrendering himself on June 2.

The Delhi Court granted regular bail to Delhi Chief Minister who was lodged in Tihar jail.

Kejriwal is likely to walk out of jail tomorrow, on Friday afternoon.

What Does This Bail Means For AAP And Kejriwal?

Needless to say, the bail comes as a huge relief for Delhi CM and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). With senior AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain in jail, the party will receive the much needed boost with Kejriwal out on bail.

AAP Leaders React

"Truth can be troubled, but not defeated Rejecting all objections of BJP's ED, the Hon'ble Court has granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister @ArvindKejriwal ji," posted the Aam Aadmi Party.

"Waiting till the Supreme Court for any relief in PMLA cases was stifling the entire justice system. It was very important that lower courts also deliver timely justice. Every case going to the Supreme Court was unnecessarily increasing the burden on the Supreme Court," posted Delhi minister Saurabh Bharadwaj.

What Is Delhi's Liquor Policy Case?

The Delhi government had announced a new excise policy in November 2021, allowing private companies to distribute liquor in the national capital. However, the policy was withdrawn after allegations of cartelisation and monopoly.

The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party took money from a liquor lobby in south India to announce the new excise policy. It also claimed that the party was a major beneficiary of the proceeds and that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was "a key conspirator". Kejriwal was arrested by ED on March 21 after repeatedly skipping ED summons.

RECENT STORIES

Navi Mumbai: Thief Leaves 'Sorry' Note After Attempted Burglary At Poet Narayan Surve's Home

Navi Mumbai: Thief Leaves 'Sorry' Note After Attempted Burglary At Poet Narayan Surve's Home

West Bengal: LoP Suvendu Adhikari Launches Portal For Voters Who Couldn’t Cast Votes In Recent...

West Bengal: LoP Suvendu Adhikari Launches Portal For Voters Who Couldn’t Cast Votes In Recent...

Punjab: Farmers Prepare To March To Delhi As Shambhu Border Remains Closed; AAP Criticizes Govt For...

Punjab: Farmers Prepare To March To Delhi As Shambhu Border Remains Closed; AAP Criticizes Govt For...

Uttar Pradesh: IMC Chief Maulana Tauqeer Raza Plans Mass Conversion And Marriage Ceremony In...

Uttar Pradesh: IMC Chief Maulana Tauqeer Raza Plans Mass Conversion And Marriage Ceremony In...

Karnataka Cabinet Approves Draft Bill Reserving 50% Of Management & 75% Of Non-Management Jobs For...

Karnataka Cabinet Approves Draft Bill Reserving 50% Of Management & 75% Of Non-Management Jobs For...