Arvind Kejriwal Gets Interim Bail Till June 1

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal till June 1 in a money laundering case linked to the liquor policy scam.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday opposed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal’s bail plea amid the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections before the Supreme Court saying poll campaigning was “not a fundamental, constitutional or a legal right”.

“The right to campaign for an election is not a fundamental right, constitutional right or even a legal right. No political leader has ever been granted interim bail to campaign for elections even though he’s not contesting polls,” the ED told the top court while filing a fresh affidavit.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the financial probe agency on March 21, in connection with a money laundering case linked to the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy. A Delhi court on Tuesday had extended the judicial custody of Kejriwal till May 20.

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