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Legal Experts Discuss the Legality of Kejriwal Governing from Jail: What the Law Dictates

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with a money laundering case related to an alleged excise policy scam. Kejriwal became the first sitting Chief Minister arrested from the Opposition INDIA bloc.

Kejriwal was questioned at his official residence for more than two hours before being taken to the probe agency’s office on A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road at 11 p.m. He will remain in the ED jail on Thursday night and will be produced before the Rouse Avenue Court on Friday after a medical examination.

The federal agency is expected to seek Kejriwal’s remand from the court to question him further in the case. His name came up in the remand application filed against BRS MLC K. Kavitha. Kejriwal is the biggest name to be arrested in the alleged scam so far.

Legal experts suggest that Kejriwal does not need to resign as Chief Minister and can run the government from jail. However, it presents logistical challenges. Opposition parties criticized the arrest, while the BJP welcomed it, calling it a victory against corruption.

Supporters of Kejriwal believe he can continue running the government from jail. Protests against his arrest are expected to intensify. The AAP plans to surround BJP headquarters in response to the arrest. Political reactions have been varied, with opposition parties accusing the BJP of vendetta politics.

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