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"Lost 7 Kgs": Arvind Kejriwal Seeks Interim Bail Extension In Delhi Liquor Policy Case On Health Grounds

Nishtha Anushree

May 27, 2024, 10:41 AM | Updated 10:41 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (X)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (X)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought an extension of seven days in his interim bail in the liquor policy case by moving a plea in the Supreme Court, NDTV reported.

Kejriwal was given an interim bail of 21 days on 10 May for campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections as he is the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

His plea now cites health reasons for bail extension and claims that he has lost 7 kilograms. It says that he needs to undergo some medical tests for his health concerns and hence an extension is needed.

Kejriwal has already undergone preliminary medical examinations at Max hospital. A PET-CT scan also needs to be done for him as per Kejriwal's legal counsels.

While out on bail, Kejriwal got involved in a controversy as AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal alleged that she was brutally beaten at the CM's residence by Kejriwal's aide Bibhav Kumar.

While Kumar was arrested by Delhi Police after Maliwal filed a written complaint against him and medical report confirmed bruises on her body, Kejriwal is avoiding commenting on the issue.

Kejriwal was required to report back on 2 June after last phase of polling on 1 June. While giving him the bail, the court had asked him to not visit CM's office.

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

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