Excise Policy Case | Court Asks Kejriwal To Appear On February 17 On ED’s Plea
NEW DELHI, Feb 7: A Delhi court on Wednesday summoned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on February 17 on a complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him over the non-compliance of its summons in a money-laundering case linked to the now-scrapped excise policy for the national capital.
“Cognisance of the complaint has been taken and summons is being issued to him to appear on February 17,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra said.
The judge had reserved the order after the ED submitted that it had concluded its arguments in the matter.
The ED had on February 3 filed a fresh complaint case against Mr. Kejriwal for the non-compliance of its summons.
Mr. Kejriwal on Friday skipped the fifth summons issued to him by the ED. The agency had issued the summons to him on last Wednesday.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor had earlier written to the ED, describing the summonses as “illegal and politically motivated”. He had alleged that the summonses were aimed at preventing him from campaigning in elections.
Will take necessary legal steps: AAP
The Aam Aadmi Party said it was studying the Delhi court order that asked Mr. Kejriwal to appear before it on February 17 on the ED’s complaint over non-compliance of summonses in the Excise policy case.
The party maintained that the multiple notices by the Enforcement Directorate against Mr. Kejriwal were “illegal” and said it would apprise the court of its stand.
“We are studying the court order and will take necessary legal steps accordingly,” AAP leader Jasmine Shah told a press conference. (Agencies)