Delhi Liquor Policy Case: Arvind Kejriwal skips ED summons for the 6th time in a row. Here is the full news about the case.
On January 3, Kejriwal did not appear in front of the ED despite this Chief Minister of Delhi and national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, has scheduled a three-day tour of Gujarat for January 6, 7, and 8. On Wednesday, Kejriwal did not show up to be questioned by the ED regarding the Delhi excise case. According to the chief minister of Delhi, the summon is illegal. AAP sources claimed that the party chief is prepared to work with the ED, but the notice from the ED is ‘illegal’ since it has sent to arrest and stop him from campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Amid the rumors of Kejriwal’s arrest warrant, Aam Aadmi Party leader Jasmine Shah says, “The BJP knows that summons would be issued even before they are issued (by the ED). For the last 24 hours, every BJP leader has saying, that Arvind Kejriwal will be arrested. It is clear that if the arrest warrant is issued, it will be issued from the BJP office not from the headquarters of ED.”
On Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal evading ED summons BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala says, “Arvind Kejriwal is corrupt no. 1 and his party is ‘dramebaaz’ no. 1. If there was an Oscar award for ‘nautanki’ and playing the victimhood card, then Arvind Kejriwal and his party (AAP) should get the award.”
Kejriwal is anticipated to visit Gujarat and hold a worker’s conference and public meeting in preparation for the Lok Sabha elections. Additionally, he is expected to meet the family of jailed AAP MLA Chaitra Basava.
The five-page reply that Kejriwal sent on Wednesday to the case’s investigating officer is presently being examined by the ED. The sources further stated that the ED might reject Kejriwal’s claims that the summons is unlawful and send its fourth summons to the chief minister under the PMLA’s provisions.
The AAP claims that the Delhi Police have cordoned off Kejriwal’s home, obstructing all access routes and preventing employees from CM House from entering, and they intend to take him into custody. Conversely, the Delhi Police made it clear that the increased security surrounding the Chief Minister’s residence was intended to manage the media staff. The media had congregated there since Wednesday, in response to party leaders’ rumors that Kejriwal might be raided and taken into custody.
Following the AAP’s conjectures regarding a possible raid at the chief minister’s residence, a senior Delhi Police official stated that the main reason for the heightened security was to manage the media’s presence. A second policeman claimed that no staff member of the chief minister had been placed under restriction and described the increased police presence as a general deployment.