Delhi Court extends Arvind Kejriwal’s judicial custody till 23 April

A Delhi court on Monday, 15 April extended the judicial custody of Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal in a money-laundering case linked to the alleged excise scam till 23 April. Special Judge for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), Kaveri Baweja, extended Kejriwal’s custody after he was produced before the court through … Read more

AAP MLAs meet Sunita Kejriwal, assert that Delhi CM should not step down

Four MLAs are out of station while three — Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain — are in jail, the AAP leaders said. The BJP has demanded that Kejriwal should resign as chief minister following his arrest in connection with the alleged liquor policy scam. Senior leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said the MLAs wanted to meet … Read more

AAP leader Atishi exposes BJP’s offer, says advised to join them or face arrest by ED in a month

Senior AAP leader and Delhi minister Atishi on Tuesday, 2 April claimed a person close to her said that she should join the BJP or be prepared to be arrested by the Enforcement Directorate within a month. At a press conference, Atishi claimed that besides herself, three Aam Aadmi Party leaders — Delhi Minister Saurabh … Read more

AAP alleges connection between excise policy scam witness and BJP

Kejriwal was arrested on the basis of four statements including by the Maguntas, the AAP leaders claimed. The Delhi chief minister was arrested on 21 March in connection with the excise policy-linked money laundering case being probed by the ED. “Earlier, another witness against Kejriwal in the excise policy case, Sarath Reddy, had paid Rs … Read more

UK court clears way for sale of Nirav Modi’s luxury flat in London

A luxury apartment in London used by Nirav Modi and held in a trust can be sold for a value not less than £5.25 million after a High Court ruling in London on Wednesday. Master James Brightwell, the judge presiding over a hearing, attended remotely by the 52-year-old fugitive diamond merchant from Thameside prison in … Read more

Country being ruled through ED, Income Tax, CBI: Gehlot slams BJP

Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday, 26 March targeted the BJP government at the Centre, claiming that “democracy is in danger” and the country is being ruled through federal agencies such as the ED and the CBI. The upcoming Lok Sabha election is about keeping democracy alive in the country, … Read more

Congress calls electoral bonds “pre-paid, post-paid” bribe scheme

“Out of the total Rs 543 crore donations by shell companies, the BJP alone received Rs 419 crore from 16 shell firms,” Jairam disclosed. Analysis of data released by the Election Commission of India indicates that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party received Rs 6,060 crore in electoral bonds since April 2019. Among the 487 donors, … Read more

Arvind Kejriwal arrested by ED in money laundering case

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday night, 21 March, in an excise policy-linked money laundering case, officials said. The arrest, the first of a sitting chief minister, came hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant protection to Kejriwal from any coercive action by the agency. … Read more

ED summons to stop Arvind Kejriwal campaigning, says Atishi

The ED has alleged that bribe money generated from corruption in a contract issued by the DJB was “passed on” as election funds to the AAP. The agency raided the premises of Kejriwal’s personal assistant Bibhav Kumar, AAP Rajya Sabha MP N.D. Gupta, former DJB member Shalabh Kumar, chartered accountant Pankaj Mangal, and some others … Read more

TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh arrested

Absconding TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh, accused of alleged sexual atrocities on women and land grabbing in West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali, was arrested on Thursday morning, 29 February, police said, from a house in Minakha in North 24 Parganas district where he was hiding, they said. After the arrest, he was taken to the Basirhat court, they … Read more