Amidst recent developments, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal faced potential arrest following a raid at his residence, as claimed by leaders from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Reports indicated that the Delhi police had sealed off routes leading to Mr. Kejriwal’s home.
Repetitive Summons: This marked the third occasion where Mr. Kejriwal, also serving as AAP’s national convenor, evaded questioning from the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He previously ignored summons dated November 2 and December 21.
Legal Examination Underway: Sources revealed that legal representatives from the ED are currently assessing Mr. Kejriwal’s stance, with indications pointing towards the issuance of renewed summons.
Anticipated Raid: Several AAP representatives hinted at a potential raid by the investigative agency on Mr. Kejriwal’s residence, potentially leading to his arrest.
Kejriwal’s Perspective: Mr. Kejriwal has publicly labeled the summons as “motivated.” He remains uncertain about his status in the case, questioning whether he is perceived as a witness or a suspect. AAP believes this move aims to hinder his campaigning efforts for the forthcoming national elections.
Allegations by CBI and ED: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has implicated liquor enterprises in influencing the Delhi excise policy, projecting a lucrative 12% profit for them. Investigators, referencing the “South Group,” claim the liquor sector engaged in illicit activities, including kickbacks, that allegedly reached officials and politicians. The ED has further highlighted the laundering aspect of these alleged kickbacks.