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ED’s 7 big charges against Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi excise policy case

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ED’s 7 big charges against Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi excise policy case

After Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal’s surprise arrest on Thursday evening by the Enforcement Directorate, he was presented to the court on Friday where the ED leveled seven major charges against the Delhi CM.

Kejriwal was arrested after a two-hour-long questioning by the ED, making him the first sitting CM to be arrested.

7 charges against Arvind Kejriwal by ED

1) Key conspirator: Additional Solicitor General ASV Raju while appearing for the ED has said that Arvind Kejriwal was the kingpin and key conspirator in the Delhi liquor scam case.

2) Involved in formulation of excise policy: The Enforcement Directorate has in front of the court also claimed that Arvind Kejriwal was directly involved in the formulation of the Delhi excise policy.

3) Involved in handling of proceeds of crime: The Enforcement Directorate has claimed that the Delhi CM was directly involved in the handling of proceeds of crime. “Proceeds of crime is not only the Rs 100 crore bribe received, but also the profits made by the bribe payers, amounting to Rs 600 crore,” ASV Raju said.

4) Proceeds of crime used for Goa election campaign: The Enforcement Directorate stated that the proceeds of the crime were used by the Aam Aadmi Party to campaign in Goa before the state elections. “We have traced the proceeds of the crime and taken statements of many persons involved in the Goa election campaign,” the ED said.

5) Demanded kickbacks: The Enforcement Directorate claimed that Arvind Kejriwal demanded kickbacks from the ‘south group’ in exchange for favours.

6) Aide acted as middleman: The agency also stated that a key Kejriwal aide, Vijay Nair, former AAP communication head, acted as the middleman between AAP and the ‘south group’.

7) Snooped on ED officials: During the raid by the Enforcement Directorate on Arvind Kejriwal’s home, they found documents with details of ED officials, which proved that the Delhi CM used his power and authority to snoop on the federal agency’s officials.

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