SC to consider giving interim bail to Delhi CM Kejriwal for elections

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI): The Supreme Court on Friday told Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer that it could consider giving interim bail to him owing to the Elections.

While concluding the hearing in Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, a bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta said, “Since it will take long to hear the main petition we may hear you on the questions of interim bail due to the elections. So please be prepared to answer on that,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General SV Raju.


The Court posted the matter for Tuesday morning and told Kejriwal’s lawyer, “Since it is going to take time, we will be considering the question of interim bail owing to the Elections,” the Apex Court said.

The Top Court said, “We will be considering this because of the position Kejriwal holds, and asked Abhishek Manu Singhvi whether he wants the Chief Minister to be allowed to sign official files or not.

The Court asked Kejriwal’s lawyer Singhvi as to when the elections in Delhi were to take place. Singhvi replied, “Elections in Delhi are on May 25 and campaigning will end on May 23. He added, “Elections were announced on March 16 and Kejriwal was arrested on March 21.

Singhvi said, “Anything and everything done by a political party cannot be attributed to its National Convenor of AAP. It may be recalled that Kejriwal has not applied for bail till now. He has challenged his arrest by the ED and CBI in the Excise policy scam in formulating Delhi’s New Excise Policy.

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