Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is once again at the center of a legal storm as he has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth time in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. The ED has requested his presence for questioning on January 18.
This development follows Kejriwal’s absence during the January 3 questioning session, during which he contended that the ED’s summons were unlawful and solely intended to facilitate his arrest. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader has consistently maintained his stance, questioning the legitimacy of the summonses issued by the probe agency.
Kejriwal’s reluctance to comply with ED’s summonses is not new, as he had previously declined to appear for questioning on two occasions, namely November 2 and December 21. The chief minister’s resistance to the ED’s inquiries stems from his belief that the agency’s actions lack legal standing.
It is noteworthy that Kejriwal had faced questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation in April regarding the same case. However, at that time, he was not formally charged as an accused by the investigative body.
As the legal saga continues, the political landscape in Delhi remains tense, with the AAP leader navigating the complexities of the liquor policy case while asserting his objections to the ED’s summonses. The developments in this ongoing investigation will undoubtedly be closely watched by the public and political observers alike.