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ED Accuses Arvind Kejriwal of Demanding Kickbacks

In a significant development, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) informed the Supreme Court that it possesses direct evidence suggesting that Arvind Kejriwal, the national convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Chief Minister, demanded a staggering sum of ₹100 crore as kickbacks in the liquor policy case. Additional Solicitor-General S.V. Raju asserted that there is concrete material to support these allegations, including evidence of funds being channeled to Goa for campaigning purposes.

The ED’s statements come amidst a legal battle as Mr. Kejriwal challenges a Delhi High Court decision upholding his arrest, questioning its timing and alleging political motives. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta further emphasized that the transactions involved cannot be deemed as political funding but rather as instances of corruption. As the court delves into the intricacies of the case, it seeks to ensure compliance with the legal requisites of arrest under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi is expected to present his rejoinder, marking a crucial juncture in the ongoing legal proceedings.