ED arrests Kejriwal in excise policy case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate in now scrapped Delhi liquor policy scam case after raids at his residence hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him interim protection from arrest.

An 11-member ED team reached Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on Thursday evening, taking along a search warrant in the Delhi excise policy money laundering case and raided his residence.

According to the reports, Arvind Kejriwal will now be taken for a medical examination and produced before a court tomorrow on Friday.

Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest makes him fourth high profile arrest after Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and K Kavitha in Delhi excise policy probe.

His arrest also made him the first sitting chief minister to be held in a scam.

The ED officials are still at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. The Delhi chief minister might be moved from his residence and taken to the ED headquarters in the national capital, according to the reports.