CBI arrests Arvind Kejriwal from jail day before SC hears his bail plea

The Investigation Bureau questioned Kejriwal in Tihar Jail on Monday and recorded his statement related to the excise policy case.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind KejriwalFile Photo | PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the Tihar Jail on Tuesday night in connection with the excise policy case, a day before the Supreme Court’s hearing on his bail in the ED’s money laundering case, sources said.

The CBI questioned Kejriwal in Tihar Jail on Monday and recorded his statement related to the excise policy case. 

Kejriwal will be produced before the CBI court on Wednesday morning, where the CBI will take his custody for custodial interrogation.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged on Tuesday that the BJP has hatched a conspiracy with CBI officers to frame Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a "fake case".

There was no immediate reaction to the allegation from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In a video message on X, Singh wondered how would one get justice when such things are happening.

"We have learnt from reliable sources that the BJP-led Centre has hatched a conspiracy with CBI officers at a time when there is a huge possibility of Kejriwal getting bail from the Supreme Court.

They have planned to frame him in a fake case by the CBI and get him arrested.

"The entire country is watching the atrocities of the BJP. How will one get justice in such circumstances? People will stand up against this," the Rajya Sabha MP of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said.

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