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Delhi Court to Pass Order on ED’s Plea on Money Laundering Case Involving Delhi CM

The Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday is scheduled to pass its order on a complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over non-compliance of summons in the alleged money laundering case related to the liquor excise policy. The court will pronounce its verdict at 4 pm.

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal (Picture: Hindustan Times)

The probe agency approached the Delhi court after Kejriwal skipped its summons for the fifth time on February 2. The complaint was filed before additional chief metropolitan magistrate Divya Malhotra, who had put up the matter for further hearing on Wednesday.

Kejriwal skipped the fifth summons by the ED saying that it was “illegal”, and alleged that the BJP wants to topple its government in Delhi by getting Kejriwal arrested.

The chief minister was first summoned by the ED on November 2, but he skipped it alleging that the notice was “vague, motivated and unsustainable in law” and instead flew to Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh to address a political rally. The probe agency called him for questioning on December 21, however, Kejriwal went for a 10-day Vipassana meditation course at a center in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district. This year, he was summoned three times – once on January 3, January 18, and then on February 2. Last year, he was summoned twice on November 2 and December 21.

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