Updated June 2nd, 2024 at 11:40 IST

Arvind Kejriwal to Visit Raj Ghat, Hanuman Mandir Before Surrendering To Tihar

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, May 29, rejected Kejriwal's plea for a 7-day extension of interim bail, forcing the AAP convener to surrender on June 2

Reported by: Digital Desk
Arvind Kejriwal | Image:Arvind Kejriwal
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, June 2, will be surrendering to Tihar jail but will be first offering his prayers to Mahatma Gandhi in Rajghat, and will then visit Hanuman Temple in Connaught place. After this, the CM will head towards the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office and meet all party workers. Kejriwal will be leaving his home at 3 pm.

This comes a day after the voting concluded on Saturday. The Delhi Chief Minister was from Tihar jail on May 10 on interim bail granted by the Supreme Court of India in a money laundering case linked to the alleged Delhi excise policy scam to campaign in the Lok Sabha polls.

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The Chief Minister on X said, "On orders of the honourable Supreme Court, I came out from prison for election campaign for 21 days. Many thanks to the honourable Supreme Court."

"Today I will go to Tihar and surrender. I will leave home at 3 pm. First, I will go to Raj Ghat and pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi. From there, I will go to Hanuman Temple in Connaught Place to seek blessings of Hanuman ji. And from there, I will go to the party office and meet with workers and party leaders. From there, I will leave for Tihar," the post read further.

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He further urged residents to take care of themselves. "All of you take care of yourselves. I will be worried about you. If you are happy then your Kejriwal will also be happy in jail. Jai Hind," Kejriwal said.

SC Rejected Kejriwal's Plea For a 7-day Extension

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, May 29, rejected Kejriwal's plea for a 7-day extension of interim bail, forcing the AAP convener to surrender on June 2.

A vacation bench comprising Justices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan took note of the submissions of Kejriwal's lawyer, senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, and said the decision on the listing of the interim plea will be taken by CJI Chandrachud as the judgement has been reserved in the main matter.

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Kejriwal has sought a 7-day extension of his interim bail to undergo a host of medical tests, including a PET-CT scan, given his "sudden and unexplained weight loss coupled with high ketone levels", which are indicative of kidney, serious cardiac ailments and even cancer, PTI reported.
 

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 11:40 IST