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Excise Case: ED Files Case Against Delhi CM Kejriwal for Ignoring Summons

New Delhi, Feb, 2024: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is facing increasing trouble in the alleged excise scam case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a fresh complaint against Kejriwal for failing to comply with the summons issued by the probe agency in the money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy.

The ED has filed the complaint under various sections of the law for non-attendance and non-compliance.

The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Divya Malhotra, has scheduled a hearing on February 7 to consider the fresh complaint filed by the agency.

Kejriwal has skipped the ED’s fifth summons on February 2, as well as the previous four summons on January 18, January 3, November 2, and December 22. The party has called the summons unlawful.

The ED wants to obtain a statement from Kejriwal regarding the formulation of the policy, pre-finalization meetings, and allegations of bribery. In their sixth charge sheet, the ED implicated AAP leader Sanjay Singh and his associate Sarvesh Mishra, alleging that the AAP used kickbacks for their election campaign in Goa.

The excise policy aimed to revitalize Delhi’s liquor business by introducing a license fee system and offering discounts and promotions for the first time.

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