Summons Issued to Arvind Kejriwal in Money Laundering Case

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08-Mar-2024
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal faces fresh legal challenges as a Delhi court issues summons in response to a plea by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The ED claims that Kejriwal has repeatedly refused to appear before the agency regarding the alleged Delhi Excise Policy scam, prompting the court to intervene.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra of Rouse Avenue Court issued the summons, mandating Kejriwal's presence on March 16. The ED filed a complaint against Kejriwal on March 6, citing his persistent non-compliance with their summons for questioning in connection to the Delhi Excise Policy scam. The Chief Minister, who received his first summons on November 2, 2023, has rejected the ED's calls, labeling them as "illegal" and "politically motivated."

This development adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing legal battle, highlighting the clash between Kejriwal and the ED over the investigation into the alleged money laundering activities associated with the Delhi Excise Policy. Kejriwal's response to the summons and the subsequent legal proceedings will be closely watched as the case unfolds.

Author: Anushka Taraniya

News Writer, MIT ADT University