– Kejriwal sent to judicial custody for 15 days and kept in Tihar jail

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in the money laundering case related to the New Delhi Excise Scam, was produced in the Rouse Avenue Court on Monday, from where the court sent him to judicial custody for 15 days. After the remand period ended, the Enforcement Directorate team produced Sovmar Kejriwal before Special Judge Kaveri Baweja of Rouse Avenue. Earlier on March 28, the court had extended Kejriwal's remand by four days.
There is also a question whether after ED, CBI will now file an application before the court to take him on remand. Earlier, Kejriwal, who was arrested on March 21, was produced by the ED in the court on March 22 and the court sent Kejriwal to ED custody for six days.
ED alleges that Kejriwal had demanded a bribe of Rs 100 crore from the liquor traders of the South Group in exchange for changes in the excise policy and the said amount was used in the Goa and Punjab assemblies. Kejriwal has challenged the ED arrest and ED custody in the High Court and the matter is to be heard on April 3. In this case, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh are already in jail in judicial custody.