Delhi court sends Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to jail by the court till April 15. After the remand was over, ED presented him in the court today.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to judicial custody for 15 days by Rouse Avenue Court. Now Kejriwal will remain in jail till April 15. It is believed that he may be kept in Tihar Jail. Kejriwal can be kept in jail number 5 of Tihar. A high level meeting has also been held in Tihar Jail regarding this. After the custody ended, ED presented the cases related to Kejriwal in the court on Monday. ED has told the court that we are demanding judicial custody. 

Two cases related to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in jail since March 21 in the liquor policy case, were heard in Rouse Avenue Court and Delhi High Court on Monday (April 1).

ED said no need of Inquiry now

According to the information received, ED has filed an application in Rouse Avenue Court seeking instructions to send Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody and has said that at present there is no need for further custodial interrogation. Additional Solicitor General SV Raju appeared in the court on behalf of the ED.

ED told these things to the court

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the ED, told the court that Kejriwal was not disclosing the password of his mobile phone. ED told the court that Arvind Kejriwal has not disclosed the passwords of the digital devices. Only vague answers have been given. He said that I don’t know, I don’t know. This is the only answer.

Kejriwal made a request

Arvind Kejriwal has sought permission to keep the books Bhagwat Geeta, Ramayana, How Prime Minister Decides with him in jail. Permission has also been sought to wear religious lockets in jail. Apart from this, medicine and a special diet has also been demanded. Let us tell you that former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, MP Sanjay Singh, AAP leader Vijay Nair and former minister Satyendra Jain are also in jail.

Petition in High Court on government order from jail

Surjit Singh Yadav petitioned the High Court that Kejriwal is still issuing orders from jail in matters related to water and sewage. Yadav said that the court should direct ED not to provide typist, computer or printer to Kejriwal in jail. It should also be investigated how they are issuing orders and how these orders are reaching the ministers.

Kejriwal is running the government from jail

Kejriwal is the first sitting CM to be arrested. Earlier, former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren was arrested by ED. Soren had gone to Raj Bhavan and resigned from ED custody. After his arrest, Kejriwal is running the government from jail itself. He has issued two orders from the jail.

Kejriwal had issued the first government order in the name of the Water Ministry on March 23. He had instructed Water Minister Atishi to arrange tankers where there is water shortage in Delhi. At the time of his appearance in the court, he had said that he would not resign and would run the government from jail if necessary.

Kejriwal issued the second government order on 26 March. He instructed the Health Ministry that there should be no shortage of medicines for the poor in Mohalla Clinics. People should be provided free testing and medicines.

-Rahul Dubey

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