Court sends Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15

NEW DELHI: Delhi court extended judicial custody for Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal till April 15 on Monday. This comes after the Enforcement Directorate alleged non-cooperation by Kejriwal.

Arvind Kejriwal’s legal team filed a request to permit him to peruse three books: the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, and ‘How Prime Ministers Decide’ by journalist Neerja Chaudhary.

Kejriwal was produced in the court of Special Judge Kaveri Baweja after his ED custody ended.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of being produced in Delhi court, Kejriwal said that ‘What PM is doing is not good for the country’. He was produced on Monday before the court at the conclusion of his custody.

Kejriwal is currently in the custody of the ED due to his alleged involvement in a money laundering case linked to the Delhi Excise Policy.
Security measures were amplified outside the Rouse Avenue court on Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg as preparations were made for Kejriwal’s legal proceedings. Among those present at the court complex was Atishi, a senior minister in Delhi and Kejriwal’s wife, Sunita Kejriwal.

During the earlier session last Thursday, the Rouse Avenue Court decided to extend Arvind Kejriwal’s custodial remand by an additional four days in connection with the ongoing case. The ED, advocating for an extension, informed the court that data from one mobile phone, belonging to Kejriwal’s wife, had been extracted and was under scrutiny.