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The company has sought 10-day custody of the AAP chief.

New Delhi:

In his first response a day after his arrest, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has stated that his life is devoted to the nation.

Responding to a query by reporters when he was being taken to courtroom by the Enforcement Directorate, the AAP chief stated in Hindi, “My life is devoted to the nation. I’ll hold serving the nation even when I’m behind bars.”

Mr Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate round 9 pm on Thursday, changing into the primary serving chief minister to face such an motion. His arrest has are available a money-laundering case associated to the scrapped Delhi liquor coverage of 2021-22 and the probe company has alleged that he and his celebration had acquired kickbacks in alternate for favours. 

The AAP has claimed there was a conspiracy behind his arrest and the celebration has organised nationwide protests in opposition to it. 

‘Key Conspirator’

After spending an evening in ED custody, Mr Kejriwal was produced earlier than the Rouse Avenue courtroom in Delhi on Friday. Looking for 10-day custody of the chief minister, the monetary crime combating company has alleged that he was the “kingpin” and a key conspirator within the rip-off. 

The whole proceeds of the crime, in line with the ED, are Rs 600 crore. It has claimed that the Delhi liquor coverage offered an exceptionally excessive revenue margin of 12% for wholesalers and practically 185% for retailers. Of the 12%, six was to be recovered from wholesalers as kickbacks for AAP leaders and a foyer known as the South Group allegedly gave Rs 100 crore upfront to a different accused within the case, Vijay Nair, who was linked to the ruling celebration in Delhi.

BRS chief Okay Kavitha, who was arrested by the ED within the case final week, is alleged to have been a member of the South Group.

“He (Mr Kejriwal) was instantly concerned in implementation of the coverage, and giving favour to the South Group. He demanded kickbacks in alternate for favours… that is corroborated by statements. He’s concerned in using proceeds of crime,” Further Solicitor-Basic SV Raju, showing for the ED, instructed the courtroom on Friday.

Showing for the chief minister, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi stated there was no must arrest him and that the company’s claimed cash path may, at finest, be grounds for questioning.

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