Delhi excise case: Arvind Kejriwal skips ED summons for sixth time

The AAP termed the summons illegal and asked the ED to wait for the court’s decision on the matter

February 19, 2024 10:10 am | Updated 12:39 pm IST

File picture of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the State assembly

File picture of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the State assembly | Photo Credit: ANI

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday skipped the sixth summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear before the agency for questioning in connection with the Delhi excise case.

He had skipped all five previous summons issued by the ED.

Terming the summons “illegal” the AAP said in a statement that the ED should stop sending summons and wait for the court’s decision on the matter as the ED has already approached the court.

Mr. Kejriwal appeared before the Rouse Avenue court on February 17 in connection with ED’s complaint regarding non-compliance of agency’s summons, via video conference. The court adjourned the matter till March 16 as Mr. Kejriwal expressed his inability to be personally present for the hearing due to the ongoing assembly session.

The application moved by Mr. Kejriwal’s counsel stated that the Budget Session of the Delhi assembly has commenced on February 15 and shall continue till the first week of March.

He will physically appear before the court on the next date of hearing on March 16, it said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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