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Delhi court to hear cases against Chief Minister Kejriwal & senior leaders in PMLA court

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) – The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, are set to face legal proceedings in the Supreme Court and a Delhi PMLA court on Monday. The cases against them revolve around money laundering issues related to the excise policy and irregularities in the Delhi Waqf Board recruitment.

The apex court will hear CM Kejriwal’s plea against his arrest and remand by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the excise policy case. Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta will preside over the hearing. Kejriwal had previously challenged his arrest in the Delhi High Court but was denied relief.

Amanatullah Khan, an AAP MLA, will also have his appeal for anticipatory bail in a money laundering case heard by the Supreme Court. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the recruitment process of the Delhi Waqf Board during Khan’s tenure as chairperson.

In the PMLA court, CM Kejriwal will appear before Special Judge Kaveri Baweja at the end of his 14-day judicial custody. The ED had arrested Kejriwal on March 21, accusing him of being the “kingpin and key conspirator” in an excise scam involving other Delhi government ministers, AAP leaders, and individuals.

Former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also facing investigations by both the ED and CBI in connection with the excise policy-related money laundering case. Meanwhile, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLC K. Kavitha has been sent to judicial custody till April 23 in a separate money laundering case being probed by the CBI.

The legal proceedings on Monday highlight a significant day for the AAP leaders as they navigate various legal challenges in the courts. The outcomes of these cases will have implications on the political landscape in Delhi and beyond.


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