Arvind Kejriwal hearing highlights | SC allows Delhi CM to file fresh plea over HC’s stay on bail in ED case

Mr. Kejriwal’s lawyer told the top Court that he intends to file a fresh plea challenging the final order of the Delhi HC. On June 25, the HC stayed the CM’s bail saying that the trial court did not “apply its mind”

Updated - June 26, 2024 12:35 pm IST

Published - June 26, 2024 10:14 am IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. File photo

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. File photo | Photo Credit: Reuters

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday withdrew his plea before the Supreme Court challenging the interim stay imposed by the Delhi High Court on the bail granted by the trial court in the money laundering case connected to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy. This came shortly after Mr. Kejriwal was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a corruption case related to the alleged scam. 

Senior advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi apprised a vacation Bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SV Bhatti that he intends to withdraw the present plea to file a fresh one challenging the final order passed by the High Court on June 25. Accordingly, the Bench acceded to the request and permitted the Delhi CM to file a fresh plea. 

Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain of the High Court on June 25 stayed the trial court order granting bail to Mr. Kejriwal saying that the judge did so “without going through and appreciating the entire material brought on record by the rival parties”. Special Judge Niyay Bindu of Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on June 20 had ordered the Delhi CM’s release highlighting that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had failed to procure any direct evidence linking him with the proceeds of the crime.

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Justice Jain however made it clear that nothing in his order should be taken as an opinion or observation on the merits of the ED’s main petition challenging the trial court order. That matter is listed for hearing on July 10. 

The Delhi CM was arrested by the ED on March 21. The agency had alleged that Mr. Kejriwal was the ‘kingpin’ in the Delhi Excise policy scam. After remaining in jail for weeks, he was released on May 10 by the Supreme Court to campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. He returned to jail on June 2 after the apex Court denied him any further relief. 

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  • June 26, 2024 11:25
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    Supreme Court allows Arvind Kejriwal to withdraw his petition challenging the June 21 interim stay order of the Delhi High Court. 

    The Bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SV Bhatti records Mr. Singhvi’s submissions that he intends to withdraw the current petition to file a fresh one challenging the final order passed by the Delhi HC on June 25. 

    Additional Solicitor General SV Raju makes no objection to Mr. Kejriwal’s plea to withdraw.

    SC dismisses the petition as withdrawn with liberty to file a fresh one. 

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  • June 26, 2024 11:21
    Kejriwal’s lawyer seeks liberty to withdraw the present petition to move a fresh SLP against the Delhi HC’s final order

    Senior advocate AM Singhvi seeks liberty to withdraw the present petition to file a fresh Special Leave Petition (SLP) challenging the final order of the Delhi High Court. 

    “Events are overtaking us every day. In a 2022 interrogation and notice by the CBI, we were arrested by the CBI yesterday. No option for me but to challenge this substantively in an SLP. I seek liberty to challenge both the 21st and 25th orders”, he adds. 

  • June 26, 2024 11:16
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    Senior advocate AM Singhvi is appearing for Mr. Kejriwal. Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta is appearing for the ED. 

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    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) was acting with bias against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal, who was booked in the excise policy case, the Delhi court observed on June 20 while granting him bail

    Special Judge Niyay Bindu of the Rouse Avenue Court also said that the Central agency remained silent on the fact that Mr. Kejriwal was not named by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its first information report (FIR) or in the Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) registered by the ED.

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  • June 26, 2024 11:08
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    Appearing for the Delhi CM, senior advocate A.M. Singhvi argued that it was “unprecedented” for any Court to stay a bail order on the first day of the hearing itself. “We should not have suffered a stay at all. This is a question of personal liberty”, Mr. Singhvi asserted. 

    However, a vacation Bench of Justices Manoj Misra and SVN Bhatti decided to await the pronouncement of the High Court’s stay order in the meantime. “How do we know what is going on in the High Court’s mind?”, Justice Misra asked. 

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  • June 26, 2024 10:20
    Why did the Delhi HC stay the bail granted to Arvind Kejriwal?

    Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain said the trial court had not sufficiently appreciated the evidence submitted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The judge also concurred with Additional Solicitor-General S.V. Raju’s contention that the Central agency had not been given adequate opportunity to argue its stay application.

    “The [trial court] Vacation Judge while passing the Impugned Order did not appropriately appreciate the material/documents submitted on record and pleas taken by ED,” the High Court said.

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said it disagreed with the order of the Delhi High Court and would challenge it in the Supreme Court.

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  • June 26, 2024 10:18
    Arvind Kejriwal bail highlights | Delhi HC stays trial court order granting bail to CM in excise policy case

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday imposed a stay on the regular bail granted by a trial Court to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case. 

    Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain opined that the trial court had not sufficiently appreciated the evidence submitted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The judge also concurred with Additional Solicitor General (ASG) S.V. Raju’s contention that the central agency was not given an adequate opportunity to argue its stay application. 

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