Arvind Kejriwal Jailed For 14 Days Over Money Laundering Case

Arvind Kejriwal's lawyers have moved an application to allow the Delhi Chief Minister to carry three books with him in jail. The requested books are the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, and "How Prime Ministers Decide" by journalist Neerja Chaudhary.

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Arvind Kejriwal Jailed For 14 Days Over Money Laundering Case.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to Tihar Jail for a 14-day judicial custody. He will be lodged in prison number 2.

The decision comes in connection with the liquor policy-linked money laundering case. Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21 and will now be kept in solitary confinement under 24-hour CCTV surveillance.

Strict security measures have been implemented at the Tihar Jail premises to ensure the safety of Arvind Kejriwal.

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Given his history of medical issues, he will be provided with necessary medicines and a special diet during his stay in jail. He will also be allowed to retain a religious locket that he currently wears.

Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyers have moved an application to allow the Delhi Chief Minister to carry three books with him in jail. The requested books are the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, and “How Prime Ministers Decide” by journalist Neerja Chaudhary.

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has directed the ED to file a status report before the trial court regarding a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that seeks to restrain Kejriwal from issuing orders or directions from custody.

The high court has ordered the federal agency to treat the PIL as its own representation. Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on March 21, following which he was sent to the custody of the federal agency till March 28.

His custody was later extended by four days. The Delhi Chief Minister was produced before the court a day after the opposition India Bloc’s mega rally, called “Loktantra Bachao,” was held in Ramlila Maidan to protest against his arrest.

The rally witnessed the participation of Congress Chief Mallikarjun Kharge, party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav, People’s Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, NCP founder Sharad Pawar, and others.

Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s wife, Kalpana Soren, also addressed the gathering.

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