Supreme Court to Decide on Arvind Kejriwal’s Interim Bail Petition Today

Rachna Kumari
Supreme Court to Decide on Arvind Kejriwal Interim Bail Petition Today
Supreme Court to Decide on Arvind Kejriwal Interim Bail Petition Today

the Supreme Court’s decision on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s interim bail petition. Stay informed about the unfolding legal proceedings and their potential impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.

The impending verdict on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s interim bail plea from the Supreme Court dominates today’s headlines, stirring anticipation across the nation. Scheduled for today, Friday, the Supreme Court's decision on Kejriwal’s petition will determine his fate amid ongoing legal proceedings. Kejriwal, the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been in judicial custody at Tihar jail since his arrest on March 21.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recently filed an affidavit opposing Kejriwal’s interim bail, citing his involvement in a money laundering case related to an alleged excise policy scam. In their affidavit, the ED argued against granting interim bail, asserting that the right to campaign in elections is neither a constitutional nor a fundamental right.

Kejriwal’s legal team has countered the ED's affidavit, raising objections to its contentions. For the Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal’s potential release ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on May 25 would offer significant relief, with only a fortnight remaining until polling day.

In a new affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court, the ED highlighted precedents where politicians contested elections while in judicial custody, emphasizing that interim bail for election campaigning has not been granted historically. The Supreme Court had earlier validated Kejriwal’s arrest on April 9, citing his repeated refusal to comply with investigation summons from the ED.

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling, the outcome of Kejriwal’s interim bail petition carries significant implications for both his legal battle and the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Delhi.