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Liquor Policy Case: Delhi High Court Stays Arvind Kejriwal's Bail Until Urgent Hearing On ED's Plea

Nishtha Anushree

Jun 21, 2024, 11:11 AM | Updated 11:11 AM IST

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (@ANI/Twitter)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (@ANI/Twitter)

The bail granted to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by Rouse Avenue Court in the liquor policy case was stayed by the Delhi High Court on Friday (21 June).

The stay comes in response to the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea challenging the trial court order in the Delhi High Court. The ED has also sought an urgent hearing of its plea.

The Delhi High Court has stayed the bail until it hears the ED's plea.

Kejriwal was initially arrested by the ED on 21 March, with allegations that he was the 'kingpin' in the Delhi liquor excise policy scam.

After weeks in jail, the Supreme Court released him on 10 May to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls but was returned to jail on 2 June when it denied further relief.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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