Kejriwal’s 7 days bail extension request..! Supreme Court with open arms.

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: The Supreme Court has rejected Kejriwal’s plea seeking an extension of the interim bail granted till June 1 by 7 days as an urgent case.

Last March, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi Liquor Policy case. Following this, Kejriwal’s case continued in the Supreme Court against this arrest.

During the hearing of this case, on May 10, the Supreme Court bench granted interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal for 21 days till June 1. The Supreme Court bench noted that the interim bail was granted in view of the parliamentary elections and summer vacation. It was also mentioned in the order that he should surrender in Tihar Jail on June 2.

Following this, Kejriwal’s side filed a new petition in the Supreme Court last week. In it, he mentioned that his interim bail should be extended by another 7 days citing his medical reasons and that he would surrender to the jail authorities on June 9. A request was made to investigate this as an urgent case.

Hearing this request, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan said that the request for extension of interim bail cannot be heard as an urgent case, as the case against Kejriwal’s arrest has been completed and the verdict has been postponed until after the summer vacation. The Supreme Court bench has rejected Kejriwal’s request saying that the request should be sent to the Chief Justice Bench.

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