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Arvind Kejriwal summoned for the fourth time in Delhi Liquor Policy case

Arvind Kejriwal has been summoned by the ED thrice thus far, most not too long ago on 21 December. File picture/PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been summoned for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth time within the Delhi liquor coverage case.

He has been requested to seem earlier than the investigative company on January 18.

The fourth summons come after Arvind Kejriwal skipped the January 3 questioning, saying that the summons issued by the ED have been unlawful and its solely purpose was to arrest him.

Kejriwal, additionally the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) chief, had earlier refused to seem earlier than the probe company on two events for November 2 and December 21.

The AAP chief had been questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in reference to the case in April, however had not been made an accused by the company.

Ever because the first summons was issued by the Enforcement Directorate, there was intense hypothesis that the Delhi chief minister can be arrested by the company after his questioning.

With three of AAP’s leaders — Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and Satyendra Jain — behind bars, AAP has lengthy been anticipating the eventuality and has mentioned the attainable programs of motion.  They even need Kejriwal to stay the Chief Minister and do his job from jail.

The CBI contends that liquor firms have been concerned in framing the excise coverage, which might have introduced them a 12 per cent revenue. A liquor foyer it dubbed the “South Group” had paid kickbacks, a part of which was routed to public servants. The Enforcement Directorate alleged cash laundering of the kickbacks.

In the meantime, the BJP has alleged that the proceeds of the alleged rip-off have been utilized by the AAP to fund its large-scale marketing campaign in Gujarat, wherein it bought 12.91 per cent votes and established itself as a nationwide celebration.

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