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Arvind Kejriwal gets sixth summons by probe agency in liquor policy case


Mangalore Today News Network

New Delhi, Feb 14, 2024: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was issued another summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday in connection with the alleged illegal liquor scam case.

 

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This is the sixth summons issued by the probe agency to Kejriwal, after he skipped five summonses by the ED, calling them "illegal attempts" to arrest him. He claimed that the summons were aimed at preventing him from campaigning in elections.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal has been summoned by the Rouse Avenue Court on February 17 after the ED filed a case against him for missing the previous summonses. The ED had filed a complaint against the AAP chief in Rouse Avenue Court on February 3 after he the summonses in the alleged illegal liquor scam case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra had said that under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), probe agencies "have power to summon any person during investigation whose attendance may be considered necessary for giving evidence or to produce record".

And thus, the Chief Minister was "bound to comply" with such summons "by virtue of Section 50(3) of the Act", the court had said.

"By virtue of Section 50(3) of the Act, respondent of the summonses (Kejriwal) and the proposed accused was legally bound to attend in person in pursuance of the same, but purportedly he failed to do so," it said.


Courtesy: India Today


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