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June 01, 2024 18:02
Arvind Kejriwal to return to Tihar jail Tomorrow

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The Delhi court has reserved its decision on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea until June 5, which is the day after the Lok Sabha election results are announced. Kejriwal's current bail period will expire today, and he will have to return to Tihar jail tomorrow. During the hearing at the Rouse Avenue Court, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) representatives argued that the Supreme Court's order prohibits Kejriwal from filing an interim bail extension plea, allowing only a regular bail plea. The Additional Solicitor General, Raju, highlighted that according to the Supreme Court's order, bail can only be granted if the person is in custody, making an interim bail application invalid since Kejriwal is not currently in custody. The ED also stated that Kejriwal has withheld information about the nature of the medical test he needs to undergo, and that he had previously filed a similar petition in the Supreme Court. Furthermore, the ED objected, asserting that a trial court lacks the inherent authority to release a person without complying with Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, which is a prerogative reserved for the High Court and Supreme Court.

The upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked a unique situation. As the special judge, Kaveri Baweja, inquired about the duration of the tests, Kejriwal's counsel, Hariharan, provided details. The holter test would require at least 72 hours, and the PET scan would follow, necessitating an additional 24 hours. Furthermore, the routine blood tests, including LFT, KFT, and CBC, would also be conducted. Hariharan emphasized that if the judge believes these tests can be completed within 5 days, he would have no objections. However, he highlighted the seriousness of diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially fatal condition, and expressed concern for the well-being of the Chief Minister. He argued that accommodating the apprehensions would not cause any prejudice and appealed for empathy towards the patient. Addressing the elevated ketone levels, Raju suggested that this could also be attributed to a urinary tract infection, questioning the lack of a blood test and the reliance solely on a urine test. Raju further noted that the Chief Minister has been actively campaigning, participating in rallies, and addressing the public for extended periods, which could contribute to the observed changes.

Experiencing a side effect from the medication prescribed by the doctor. Following the tablet, you may notice blood in your urine. This condition is being monitored to manage your blood sugar levels effectively. During the hearing of Arvind Kejriwal's bail plea at the Rose Avenue court, ED officials insisted that the Supreme Court order banning applications for extension of interim bail allowed only applications for regular bail. ASG Raju noted that according to the SC order, bail is available only on remand and the application for interim bail is invalid as the chief minister is not in custody at present. The ED also said Kejriwal had concealed facts about the nature of the medical examination he had to undergo and filed a similar plea in the Supreme Court. Further, the ED argued that the trial court ordinarily has no power to acquit a person under Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, which is a prerogative of the High Court and the Supreme Court.

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