Delhi Excise Policy: ED to File Prosecution Complaint against Arvind Kejriwal & AAP, Informs SC

Arvind Kejriwal

The Supreme Court was informed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday that it intends to imminently file a prosecution complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a money laundering case linked to the purported excise policy scam.

Probe Agency to SC

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing the ED, conveyed to a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta, “We are proposing to file the prosecution complaint (charge sheet) against Arvind Kejriwal and AAP. We will do it shortly. It is in the pipeline.”

These remarks were made during the hearing of the Delhi Chief Minister’s plea challenging his arrest.

The Controversial Arrest

Arvind Kejriwal was apprehended on March 21 in connection with the case. On May 10, the apex court granted interim bail to Kejriwal until June 1 in the money laundering case associated with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. He is required to surrender on June 2. Nevertheless, the court prohibited him from accessing his office or the Delhi secretariat, and from signing official documents unless deemed absolutely necessary for obtaining the lieutenant governor’s approval.

The case pertains to purported corruption and money laundering in the formulation and implementation of the Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22, which has since been annulled.

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