Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to skip his fourth summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the excise policy case.
Issued last week, the summons sought his presence before the central agency today (18 January).
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader is unlikely to do so as he is scheduled to visit Goa to meet party workers and take stock of the preparations for Lok Sabha polls, NDTV reported citing sources.
When asked about the fresh ED summons during a a Delhi government event to see off elderly pilgrims travelling to Gujarat on Wednesday (17 January), Kejriwal said,"We will do whatever needs to be done according to the law".
Kejriwal was first summoned to appear before ED on 2 November, and then on 21 December last year. He skipped both summons and was then asked to come in on 3 January, but he cited Rajya Sabha polls and Republic Day preparations.
A fresh summons was issued, asking him to appear before the agency on 18 or 19 January but the Delhi CM is likely to skip this one too.
Kejriwal had claimed that the BJP's aim was to prevent him from campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.
They want to call me on the pretext of investigation and then arrest me," he said earlier this month.
"BJP's aim is not to probe me, but not to let me campaign for Lok Sabha elections. They want to call me on the pretext of investigation and then arrest me," he said earlier this month.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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