Arvind Kejriwal faces fourth ED summons in High-profile liquor scam case

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In a sensational development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been issued his fourth summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the controversial Delhi excise policy case. The political landscape in India is buzzing with the latest twist in this high-profile case, as Kejriwal is asked to appear before the central probe agency on January 18, according to sources.

This dramatic turn of events follows the Delhi Chief Minister’s refusal to depose before the ED for the third time on January 3. Kejriwal’s ongoing tussle with the agency has become a central point of discussion in political circles and among the public. The third summons was issued to CM Kejriwal on December 22 last year, in connection with the alleged Delhi liquor scam case, a saga that has gripped the nation.

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The plot thickens as Kejriwal, who was first called by the central agency to appear on November 2, did not depose, alleging that the notice was “vague, motivated, and unsustainable in law.” The Delhi CM’s defiance and the subsequent skipping of the third summons have only added fuel to the fire in this high-stakes political drama.

Delhi Chief Minister in Hot Water: Arvind Kejriwal Receives Fourth Summons from ED

Delhi Chief Minister in Hot Water: Arvind Kejriwal Receives Fourth Summons from ED. Photo courtesy of Yadhu Krishna BP/Wikimedia Commons.

In his response to the ED, Kejriwal expressed readiness to cooperate with the investigation but declined to appear on the summoned date, calling the notice “illegal.” His questioning of the agency’s approach has raised eyebrows and sparked debates across the country. “Your obstinacy is tantamount to assuming the role of judge, jury, and executioner at the same time, which is not acceptable in our country governed by the rule of law,” Kejriwal stated in his written reply.

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Adding to the intrigue, the Delhi Chief Minister was also summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in April this year, in connection with the case, although he was not named as an accused in the first information report (FIR) filed by the CBI on August 17, last year.

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In a related development, Arvind Kejriwal’s Deputy Manish Sisodia was arrested by the CBI for alleged irregularities in the framing and implementation of the now-scrapped Delhi’s new excise policy. The opposition has been vocal in alleging foul play, making this one of the most closely watched political sagas in recent times.

As the story unfolds, all eyes are on Kejriwal and his next move in this high-tension political showdown with the Enforcement Directorate. The nation waits with bated breath as the drama continues to unfold in the heart of Indian politics.

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