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Enforcement Directorate issues fresh summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in excise policy case

The central agency has rejected his contention that a fresh notice for his attendance was wrong as the matter is sub judice

Enforcement Directorate issues fresh summons to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in excise policy case

Arvind Kejriwal. Tribune file



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New Delhi, February 22

The Enforcement Directorate has issued fresh summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to appear before it on February 26 for questioning in the excise policy-linked money-laundering case, official sources said on Thursday.

The central agency, while issuing the seventh summons under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), has rejected his contention that a fresh notice for his attendance was wrong as the matter is sub judice before a local court.

Kejriwal has been asked to depose on February 26 and record his statement in the excise policy-linked money-laundering case, sources said.

The ED had recently filed a fresh complaint against the 55-year-old national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for disobeying its summons in the case.

The court listed the matter for further hearing on March 16 as it exempted him from personal appearance last week.

The court also said that from the contents of the complaint and the material placed on record (by the ED), prima facie offence under Section 174 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is made out and there are sufficient grounds for proceeding against the accused (Kejriwal).

The ED believes the local court has prima facie held Kejriwal guilty of "disobeying" the earlier notices issued to him in this case, warranting the seventh summons, official sources said. 

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