News Arena

Join us

Home
/

sc-no-special-treatment-for-kejriwal-in-bail-decision

Nation

SC: No special treatment for Kejriwal in bail decision

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta refused to consider claims and counters of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Kejriwal's lawyer on statements made related to the interim bail to the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: May 16, 2024, 02:26 AM - 3 mins read

On May 10, the apex court granted interim bail to Kejriwal in a money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.

SC: No special treatment for Kejriwal in bail decision

On May 10, the apex court granted interim bail to Kejriwal in a money laundering case related to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam.


The Supreme Court on Thursday steered clear of the political talk about it having made an exception for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in granting him interim bail for campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls but said "critical analysis of the judgement is welcome".

 

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta refused to consider claims and counter claims by advocates for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Kejriwal on statements related to grant of interim bail to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor.

 

"We have not made any exception for anybody. We said in our order what we felt was justified," the bench said.

 

Appearing for the ED, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected to Kejriwal's speeches in poll rallies that if people voted for AAP, he would not have to go back to prison on June 2.

 

"It is his assumption, we cannot say anything," the bench told Mehta.

 

It added, "Our order is very clear about when he has to surrender. It is the order of the Supreme Court. The rule of law shall be governed by this order."

 

Mehta alleged that Kejriwal had violated the bail condition by his assertion.

 

"What is he trying to imply? It is like a slap on the institution," the Solicitor General said.

 

Justice Khanna said the court's order is clear that he has to surrender on June 2.

 

"We have not said anything in the order that he cannot speak about the case," the bench said.

 

Without naming Home Minister Amit Shah, senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, who was appearing for Kejriwal, referred to an interview where he said many believe the court accorded "special treatment" to the AAP leader.

 

The bench told Singhvi it will not go into that.

 

The senior lawyer denied that Kejriwal had made any statement about having to go back to jail if people did not vote for his party. Singhvi said he can swear an affidavit to that effect.

 

The top court was hearing Kejriwal's plea against his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged excise scam.

 

On May 10, the apex court had granted Kejriwal interim bail till June 1, the last day of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, and directed him to surrender and go back to jail on June 2.

 

The Delhi chief minister was arrested on March 21.

 

The court had, however, barred Kejriwal from visiting his office or the Delhi secretariat, and signing official files unless absolutely necessary for obtaining the lieutenant governor's approval.

 

The matter relates to alleged corruption and money laundering in the formulation and execution of the Delhi government's now-scrapped excise policy for 2021-22. 

Related News
A satellite image of Cyclone Mocha that killed more than 500 across South Asian nations.

Why the Bay of Bengal breeds cyclones?

May 30, 2024, 03:17 AM - 6 mins read

Government Promotes 11 Enforcement Directorate Officers to Joint Director Rank.

11 ED officers promoted to key JD positions

May 30, 2024, 02:54 AM - 3 mins read

Delhi Water Minister Atishi inspects Wazirabad Yamuna Reservoir (left), during interview (right).

Atishi to approach Centre over Delhi water issue

May 30, 2024, 02:15 AM - 2 mins read

(From top clockwise: The crashes Audi Q3 driven by DMK MLA Y Prakash's son Karunasagar Prakash, an Audi after killing a 64-year-old man in Noida, a Rolls-Royce Phantom on the Delhi-Mumbai highway after colliding with an oil tanker leaving both vehicles to ashes, the crashed Pune Porsche after killing two youths).

Fatal crashes spotlight India's luxury car woes

May 30, 2024, 01:30 AM - 5 mins read

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

PM rues Punjab govt for ruining industry & farming

May 30, 2024, 01:19 AM - 2 mins read

Over 17 million online accounts compromised in Q1 of 2024: Report

Several web accounts compromised in Q1'24: Report

May 30, 2024, 12:01 AM - 3 mins read

Security beefed up in Kanyakumari

Security beefed up for Modi's visit to Kanyakumari

May 29, 2024, 09:16 PM - 6 mins read

SC refuses interim bail to AAP MLA Majra for election campaign.

SC rejects Jaswant Singh Majra's interim bail plea

May 29, 2024, 09:25 AM - 3 mins read

BRICS Vaccine Research Centre Launched During India's Presidency.

India promotes BRICS health initiatives at Geneva

May 29, 2024, 09:11 AM - 3 mins read

Delhi LG suspends OSD to Health Minister over illegal nursing home registration.

OSD to Saurabh Bhardwaj suspended by Delhi LG

May 29, 2024, 08:55 AM - 3 mins read

Union Minister Smriti Irani with BJP candidate from Chandigarh constituency Sanjay Tandon during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Chandigarh, Tuesday.

Tewari is a 'political tourist': Sanjay Tandon

May 29, 2024, 07:30 AM - 5 mins read

An illustration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditating at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

PM Modi's spiritual pause before election results

May 29, 2024, 07:30 AM - 4 mins read

https://www.instagram.com/thelaughclubofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/burraahhh_/

Nation

See All
A satellite image of Cyclone Mocha that killed more than 500 across South Asian nations.

Why the Bay of Bengal breeds cyclones?

May 30, 2024, 03:17 AM - 6 mins read

This vulnerability to cyclones is nothing new for the Bay of Bengal, which holds the dubious distinction of being one of the most cyclone-prone regions globally.

Read more
Government Promotes 11 Enforcement Directorate Officers to Joint Director Rank.

11 ED officers promoted to key JD positions

May 30, 2024, 02:54 AM - 3 mins read

The government has promoted 11 Enforcement Directorate (ED) cadre officers to the rank of Joint Director (JD). This significant move marks the first time so many cadre officers have been promoted to this crucial administrative level at once, as stated by official sources.

Read more
Delhi Water Minister Atishi inspects Wazirabad Yamuna Reservoir (left), during interview (right).

Atishi to approach Centre over Delhi water issue

May 30, 2024, 02:11 AM - 2 mins read

Delhi is facing water shortage due to unprecedented summer heat with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees Celsius in parts of the city.  

Read more
(From top clockwise: The crashes Audi Q3 driven by DMK MLA Y Prakash's son Karunasagar Prakash, an Audi after killing a 64-year-old man in Noida, a Rolls-Royce Phantom on the Delhi-Mumbai highway after colliding with an oil tanker leaving both vehicles to ashes, the crashed Pune Porsche after killing two youths).

Fatal crashes spotlight India's luxury car woes

May 30, 2024, 01:29 AM - 5 mins read

In 2022, authorities recorded a total of 4.61 lakh road accidents, resulting in 1.68 lakh deaths and 4.43 lakh injuries. Alarmingly, overspeeding was a major factor, contributing to 1.19 lakh of these deaths.

Read more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

PM rues Punjab govt for ruining industry & farming

May 30, 2024, 01:19 AM - 2 mins read

Targeting the Congress and the INDIA bloc, he said they sought proof of surgical strike and never cared about the army and emptied the government exchequer.

Read more
Over 17 million online accounts compromised in Q1 of 2024: Report

Several web accounts compromised in Q1'24: Report

May 30, 2024, 12:01 AM - 3 mins read

In the most recent quarter, India’s breach rate was 13.3 times higher than Bangladesh’s (1.3 million) and 4.1 times lower than China’s (70.6 million).

Read more
Security beefed up in Kanyakumari

Security beefed up for Modi's visit to Kanyakumari

May 29, 2024, 09:16 PM - 6 mins read

Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy to maintain tight vigil.

Read more
SC refuses interim bail to AAP MLA Majra for election campaign.

SC rejects Jaswant Singh Majra's interim bail plea

May 29, 2024, 09:25 AM - 3 mins read

The Supreme Court has denied interim bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjan Majra from Punjab. Majra sought the bail to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Read more
BRICS Vaccine Research Centre Launched During India's Presidency.

India promotes BRICS health initiatives at Geneva

May 29, 2024, 09:11 AM - 3 mins read

Union Health Secretary Apurva Chandra recently addressed the BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting held alongside the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Chandra, who has also been appointed as the head of Committee A at the 77th session of the WHA, emphasised India's active engagement in BRICS health track initiatives.

Read more
Delhi LG suspends OSD to Health Minister over illegal nursing home registration.

OSD to Saurabh Bhardwaj suspended by Delhi LG

May 29, 2024, 08:55 AM - 3 mins read

On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena approved the suspension of Dr. RN Das, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj, due to his alleged involvement in the irregular and illegal registration of private nursing homes.

Read more
Union Minister Smriti Irani with BJP candidate from Chandigarh constituency Sanjay Tandon during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Chandigarh, Tuesday.

Tewari is a 'political tourist': Sanjay Tandon

May 29, 2024, 07:30 AM - 5 mins read

"Manish Tewari is a political tourist... In 1991, he went to Kanpur to contest the election... even before he reached the constituency people objected and he was sent back to Delhi from the airport itself," Tandon stated. 

Read more
An illustration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditating at the Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

PM Modi's spiritual pause before election results

May 29, 2024, 07:23 AM - 4 mins read

PM Modi’s post-election spiritual retreats are a tradition. In 2019, he visited Kedarnath; now, he continues with Kanyakumari.

Read more

TOP CATEGORIES

  • Nation

QUICK LINKS

About us Rss FeedSitemapPrivacy PolicyTerms & Condition
logo

2024 News Arena India Pvt Ltd | All rights reserved | The Ideaz Factory