Supreme Court Rejects Arvind Kejriwal’s Plea Seeking 7-Day Extension of Interim Bail

Supreme Court Rejects Arvind Kejriwal's Plea Seeking 7-Day Extension of Interim Bail

The Indian Supreme Court has rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea for a 7-day extension of his interim bail. The decision came after the court’s registry refused to accept the application, citing that Kejriwal had been granted the liberty to move the trial court if he wished to obtain bail.

Kejriwal, who secured interim bail from Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta on May 10, was initially asked to surrender to Tihar Jail on June 2, 2024.

However, his recent plea sought an extension due to medical reasons. The bench had previously reserved its verdict on his challenge to the validity of his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a PMLA case related to a liquor scam.

Arvind Kejriwal has sought the extension of his interim bail by seven days to undergo medical tests, including a PET-CT scan, for his “sudden and unexplained weight loss coupled with high ketone levels,” which are indicative of kidney, cardiac severe ailments, and even cancer.

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The Supreme Court’s refusal to accept the application underscores that the pending verdict on the challenge to Kejriwal’s arrest renders his plea for an extension of interim bail irrelevant to the main petition. As the court had already allowed him to seek regular bail from the trial court, the current application was deemed not maintainable.

This development marks a setback for Kejriwal, and he is now expected to surrender to Tihar Jail as initially scheduled. The legal battle continues, and the nation awaits further updates on this high-profile case.

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