'3 Books, Special diet..': Five requests Arvind Kejriwal made before going to Tihar Jail in alleged liquor policy scam

During the hearing, Delhi CM Kejriwal made five requests from the Rouse Avenue Court to be provided to him in Tihar Jail.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday was sent to judicial custody by the Rouse Avenue Court after he was produced by the ED. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) did not seek further remand of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the alleged liquor policy scam case. The ED via the ASG also informed the court of what the Delhi CM revealed during the interrogation. Following the arguments, AAP Supremo was sent to judicial custody till April 15, 2024. Notably, during the hearings, Delhi CM Kejriwal made five requests from the court before being sent to Tihar Jail for judicial custody. Below are five requests of Arvind Kejriwal- 


What were Arvind Kejriwal's requests?


Senior advocates Vikram Chaudhary and Ramesh Gupta appeared for the Delhi Chief Minister through video conference in the Rouse Avenue Court. Kejriwal's counsel made as many as five requests- 


  1. Arvind Kejriwal will be provided with medicines in jail.
  2. His lawyers have moved an application to allow him to carry three books in jail - Bhagavad Geeta, Ramayan, and How Prime Ministers Decide by journalist Neerja Chaudhary.
  3. The Delhi Chief Minister will be allowed to retain a religious locket that he currently wears.
  4. He will be given a special diet.
  5. Kejriwal has also demanded a table and chair in the jail.


Arvind Kejriwal's alleged revelation to ED


AAP Minister Atishi may come on ED radar as Delhi CM reportedly took her name in the alleged liquor policy scam case. Appearing for the ED, ASG SV Raju informed the court that Delhi CM revealed that Vijay Nair who is one of the arrested accused in the alleged liquor scam, used to report to Ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj. As per reports, AAP Rajya Sabha MP ND Gupta gave a statement to the ED in the Excise Policy case in which he said that Atishi was the election-in-charge of the party in Goa. 


Notably, ED has charged the Delhi CM and other AAP leaders of receiving kickbacks from the South Lobby and using that money (approximately Rs 100 crore) in the Goa Elections.