[Excise Policy Scam] ED Raids Kejriwal’s House After Delhi HC Denies Interim Protection

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The ED officials arrived to serve Kejriwal summons in connection with the case, as Kejriwal had previously skipped multiple summons.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) searched Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence following the Delhi High Court's decision to deny him protection from coercive action in an excise policy-related money laundering case.

The Bench presided by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait and Justice Manoj Jain refused interim protection to Kejriwal and listed his application for further consideration on April 22. Kejriwal's counsels are moving to the Supreme Court against the High Court's order.

The case involved allegations of corruption and money laundering in the formulation and execution of Delhi's excise policy for 2021-22, which was later scrapped.  Meanwhile, outside Kejriwal's residence, a crowd gathered, including AAP MLAs and party leaders, protesting the ED's actions. AAP leaders criticizing the BJP and ED, alleging political conspiracy and misuse of power to target Kejriwal.

In response to the developments, various political figures expressed their views, with the AAP accusing the BJP of targeting Kejriwal ahead of elections, and the NCP calling it a systematic move by the BJP to silence its opponents.

Case Title: Arvind Kejriwal v Directorate Of Enforcement (W.P.(CRL)-937/2024)