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No relief for Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal jailed in CBI case, next hearing on July 17

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The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Friday issued discover to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in reference to the bail plea filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal within the Delhi Excise Coverage case and posted the matter for listening to on July 17, with no instant reduction to the AAP chief.

Justice Neena Bansal Krishna sought the CBI's response inside every week and posted the matter for listening to on July 17.

The court docket additionally stated that the Aam Aadmi Party chief had immediately approached the Excessive Court docket for bail bypassing the decrease court docket. Quoting Bar and Bench, the Excessive Court docket stated, "The petitioner has directly approached this court without going to the lower court. This argument will be considered later. The CBI will file its reply in a week."

The CBI had arrested Kejriwal on June 26 when he was in judicial custody in reference to a cash laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

He was granted bail by the trial court docket on June 20 within the ED case, however the Delhi Excessive Court docket stayed the order on June 25. Subsequently, the CBI arrested him on June 26 and stored him in custody until June 29. On June 29, when the CBI didn’t search extension of his custody, he was despatched to judicial custody until July 12. On July 3, he immediately sought bail within the CBI case from the Excessive Court docket. His petition difficult the CBI arrest and the trial court docket's custody order remains to be pending.

In the course of the listening to, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued on behalf of Kejriwal and confused the jurisdiction of the Excessive Court docket. Senior advocate Vikram Chaudhary, representing Kejriwal, claimed violation of Section 41A of the Code of Legal Process, which requires discover earlier than arrest with out warrant.

Chowdhary stated, "Our main argument is that Section 41A has been violated. The trial court has said that 41A has not been violated, so we are saying that going to the trial court will be futile."

The Delhi Chief Minister's plea difficult his arrest by the CBI and the trial court docket's determination to maintain him within the company's custody is at the moment being thought of within the Excessive Court docket.

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