Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 20:24 IST
ED issues fresh summons to Kejriwal in excise policy case
Hitting out at CM Kejriwal for skipping the summons, BJP had said Vipassana will soon turn into Jailaasana.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday issued fresh summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for questioning in the excise policy-linked money laundering case. CM has been asked to appear before the probe agency on January 3.
For the unversed, this is the third summons issued to Kejriwal in the case. The first one was issued in October, as per which he was to appear for questioning on November 2. The second summon was issued on December 19, and he was asked to appear on December 21 for questioning. However, he skipped that and went on a 10-day Vipassana meditation course at a Vipassana centre in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur.
Hitting out at CM Kejriwal for skipping the summons, BJP's Sambit Patra had said Vipassana will soon turn into Jailaasana.
However, the Aam Aadmi Party had questioned the timing of the ED summons, saying the party’s lawyers are studying the notice and “legally correct” steps will be taken. They said Kejriwal’s Vipassana session was “pre-scheduled” and the information was in the public domain.
“Everyone knows the chief minister is leaving for Vipassana on December 19. He regularly goes for this meditation course. It’s a pre-scheduled and pre-announced plan,” AAP MP Raghav Chadha had said.
Published December 22nd, 2023 at 20:06 IST