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Arvind Kejriwal Arrest LIVE: 'How Can Access To Party Office Be Stopped During Polls,' Atishi Claims AAP Office Sealed

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Arvind Kejriwal Arrest News Live Updates: A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was remanded to six-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Aam Aadmi Party and INDIA Alliance announced that they will be holding demonstrations in the capital city.

Delhi Finance Minister and AAP member Atishi is scheduled to hold a press conference "on the money trail from the Delhi excise policy," the party posted on X.

Kejriwal was arrested by the ED on Thursday, 21 March, in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor excise policy scam.

Kejriwal's arrest came just hours after the Delhi High Court had refused to grant any interim protection from coercive action to the AAP chief. He was reportedly arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

AAP workers have been protesting across India since Kejriwal's arrest on Thursday.
Snapshot
  • The ED on the evening of Thursday, 21 March, arrested Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor excise policy case.

  • This came just hours after the Delhi High Court rejected his plea seeking protection from 'coercive action' by the agency.

  • Minutes after his arrest, AAP leader Atishi said the party has moved the Supreme Court for quashing his arrest.

  • INDIA bloc leaders and chief ministers have condemned Kejriwal's arrest.

  • The ED had issued over 9 summons to Kejriwal to appear for questioning in the excise policy case.

  • However, the AAP chief skipped all of them.

  • Kejriwal is reportedly the third high-profile AAP leader to be arrested in the excise policy case, after Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh.

  • AAP has called for a nation-wide protest against Kejriwal's arrest.

  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being produced before the Rouse Avenue Court. 

    (Photo: PTI)

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1:48 PM , 23 Mar

'How Can Police Stop 2 Delhi Ministers from Going to their Office?'

"Yesterday, two ministers -- Atishi and I -- were stopped from going to our ITO office, which is AAP's office in Delhi. Today too Atishi, Durgesh Pathak, Adil Ahmed Khan and I were stopped from going to our party office. And this is happening just ahead of elections. When we asked the police how can they do this, they did not have a response." Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said during a press conference.

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1:04 PM , 23 Mar

'How Can Access To AAP Office Be Stopped During Election?': Atishi

Delhi Finance Minister and AAP senior member Atishi claimed on X (formerly Twitter) that the Aam Aadmi Party's office in the capital city has been "sealed off from all sides."

"How can access to a national party office be stopped during the Lok Sabha election? This against the ‘level playing field’ promised in the Indian Constitution," she posted on X.

The party is seeking time with the Election Commission, Atishi added.

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12:40 PM , 23 Mar

Will Keep My Promise to Delhi's Women: Kejriwal in 'Letter from Jail'

"Women in Delhi must be thinking that Kejriwal is behind bars. Will they get the Rs 1000 that he promised? I appeal to them to trust their brother, their son. There is no prison that can keep him behind bars for long. I will come out soon and keep my promise," Arvind Kejriwal said in his "letter from jail." It was read out by his wife Sunita Kejriwal in a video message.

12:27 PM , 23 Mar

'Identify Forces Weakening Nation, Defeat Them': Kejriwal's 'Letter From Jail'

"Together, we have to make India the world's most powerful nation. There are several forces within and outside India that are weakening the country. We have to be alert, identify these forces and defeat them," said Arvind Kejriwal in his 'letter from jail'.

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Published: 21 Mar 2024, 9:21 PM IST
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