Delhi High Court Rejects Law Student’s PIL Seeking Bail for Arvind Kejriwal

The Delhi High Court rejected a PIL filed by a law student seeking interim bail for CM Kejriwal, and fined the petitioner Rs 75,000.

The Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL filed by a law student on Monday and imposed a fine of Rs 75,000. The petition had sought ‘extraordinary interim bail’ for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently in judicial custody due to a money laundering case linked to an alleged excise scam.

CM Arvind Kejriwal at a conference. cc:wikimedia commons

Justice Manmohan, leading the bench, termed the petition ‘totally misconceived’ and stated that the court lacks the authority to grant ‘extraordinary interim bail’ to a person holding a high public office, according to PTI.

The court emphasized Kejriwal’s ability to pursue legal avenues to address his situation, highlighting that the petitioner lacked the authority to represent him without holding power of attorney.

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During the hearing, the court questioned the petitioner’s assertions and stressed the importance of equality and the Rule of Law in the constitution, noting that Kejriwal’s judicial custody was a result of unchallenged judicial orders.

The court dismissed the writ petition and imposed a fine of Rs 75,000. The petitioner, identified as a law student, had referred to himself as “We, the people of India” in the plea, stating that he sought no personal recognition, gain, or monetary benefit from the case.

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