Court reprimands Arvind Kejriwal for ignoring summons, will have to appear on March 16 anyway

A Delhi court on Saturday allowed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear in person on March 16 in connection with a recent complaint by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) about the issuance of five summons against him in an excise policy case. , because they had filed a motion of confidence. referred to The probe agency had issued the sixth summons to Kejriwal on Wednesday.

Addressing the court through video conferencing, the Chief Minister said that he could not be physically present in the court today due to the debate on the trust motion in the Delhi Assembly. He said that I wanted to come today but suddenly this motion of no confidence came, the budget meeting is also going on which will continue till March 1, after that any date can be given.

Thereafter, the court fixed March 16 at 10 am for Kejriwal’s next physical appearance. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo was asked to appear in court today as the ED filed a complaint against him on February 3 for not complying with the summons issued against him in connection with the liquor policy case. A complaint was filed under Section 174 of the IPC and Section 50 of the Money Laundering Act for non-compliance by a government servant.

Weeks after accusing the BJP of trying to “buy” AAP MLAs with the aim of bringing down his government in Delhi, Kejriwal moved a confidence motion in the Delhi Assembly on Friday. Addressing the assembly, the chief minister slammed the BJP-led government at the Center and said his party’s attempt to buy MLAs was “another Operation Lotus”.

On repeated summons by the ED, Kejriwal has said that these were “illegal attempts” to arrest him and aimed at preventing him from campaigning for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

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