Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi High Court dismisses CM’s plea challenging arrest by ED, remand order by trial court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s petition challenging his arrest by the ED and the trial court order remanding him to the agency’s custody. Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma, who presided over the case noted the ED’s submission that CM Kejriwal was in possession of enough material which had led them to arrest him.

Arvind Kejriwal arrest: AAP to move court for designating small area in Tihar Jail as office for Delhi CM

The AAP wants a small area in Tihar Central Jail to be segregated for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s use as an office, and the party intends to approach court for seeking this facility for its leader. The AAP wants the Delhi CM to have access to essential office facilities, including video conferencing in the designated area in Tihar, sources within the party said on Tuesday.

India summons US deputy chief of mission, day after ‘unwarranted’ remarks on Delhi CM’s arrest

India on Wednesday summoned the US Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Gloria Berbena and took strong objection to his remarks on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, asking the country for “a fair, transparent, and timely legal process” for the jailed leader. The meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, came after a US State Department spokesperson said that they “encourage a fair, transparent, and timely legal process for Chief Minister Kejriwal”.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal withdraws petition from Supreme Court against ED arrest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (seen in the back seat of the car in the picture above), who has been taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the liquor policy case, withdrew his plea filed before the Supreme Court on Friday. A special Bench of the top court was scheduled to hear on Friday afternoon the plea filed by Chief Minister Kejriwal seeking quashing of his arrest.

Security tightened in Delhi as farmers set to resume march towards capital

Security measures in India’s national capital New Delhi were heightened and strict vigilance at key border points was being maintained following a planned march by protesting farmers towards Delhi on Wednesday. The areas surrounding the Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders have been placed on high alert to prevent any potential disruption to law and order. Delhi Police officials have intensified deployment of the security personnel in anticipation of the farmers’ movement towards the city.

Justice Markandey Katju: Arvind Kejriwal, the Natwarlal of Delhi

Justice Markandey Katju writes: Arvind Kejriwal joined social worker Anna Hazare’s movement for integrity in public life in 2012, and became Chief Minister of Delhi in 2013, riding piggyback on the movement. Since there was massive corruption in public life in India, people were fed up of it, and were looking for a redeemer, who would end this nefarious practice that had spread its tentacles all over the country.

Khalistani outfit SFJ reward for Indian envoy’s arrest, releases map with Delhi as part of Khalistan

At the conclusion of the second phase of “Khalistan referendum” on October 29, the radical Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group announced $100,000 for the arrest of High Commissioner to Canada Sanjay Kumar Verma and released a new map with Delhi as part of Khalistan. The outlawed extremist group holds Verma responsible for the “assassination” of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was gunned down on June 18 this year outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in British Columbia province.

Supreme Court orders release of six people convicted for Rajiv Gandhi’s murder

The Supreme Court on Friday, November 11, ordered the release of six persons who had been convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The apex court of India ordered the convicts’ release after two of them – S Nalini and RP Ravichandran – sought an early release from prison. All seven convicts were serving life sentences and had spent more than 30 years in jail.