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Arvind Kejriwal Points His 1st Order From Enforcement Directorate Lock-Up

Arvind Kejriwal Points His 1st Order From Enforcement Directorate Lock-Up

Arvind Kejriwal has been remanded in ED’s custody for every week

New Delhi:

Amid the controversy on whether or not he can proceed to work as Delhi Chief Minister from jail, Arvind Kejriwal in the present day issued his first order from the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) lock-up, Delhi minister Atishi stated. Ms Atishi stated the order was associated to the nationwide capital’s water provide. 

In a press meet, Ms Atishi stated she was in tears on studying the Chief Minister’s observe. “Arvind Kejriwal ji has despatched me a letter and a route. On studying it, I used to be in tears. I stored pondering who is that this man, who’s in jail, however continues to be interested by Delhi residents’ water and sewage issues. Solely Arvind Kejriwal can do that as a result of he considers himself a member of the family of Delhi’s 2 crore folks,” she stated.

“I need to inform the BJP, you may arrest Arvind Kejriwal and put him in jail, however you can’t imprison his love and sense of obligation for Delhi’s folks,” she stated, including that the AAP chief could also be in jail, however “no work will cease”.

Studying out the letter, she stated, “Arvind Kejriwal ji has written, ‘I’ve come to know that some areas of Delhi are going through water provide and sewer issues. I’m apprehensive about this. Individuals shouldn’t face any drawback as a result of I’m in jail. Summer season is right here, so please guarantee sufficient tankers in areas going through water scarcity. Please give instructions to the Chief Secretary and different officers so that folks face no issue. Individuals ought to get rapid and correct resolution to their issues. Please search assist from the Lieutenant Governor if wanted. He will certainly aid you’.”

“Even in the present day, after being arrested, Arvind Kejriwal ji is considering the folks of Delhi,” Ms Atishi stated.

Mr Kejriwal, who was arrested by ED on Thursday evening in a cash laundering case linked to Delhi’s now-scrapped liquor coverage, has been remanded within the central company’s custody for every week. The Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) chief has denied the allegations towards him and accused the BJP-led central authorities of utilizing probe companies for political targets.

The AAP has made it clear that Mr Kejriwal will proceed to be Chief Minister regardless of his arrest. Whereas no regulation bars him, jail guidelines will make it very troublesome.

A former regulation officer of Delhi’s Tihar Jail says an inmate can maintain solely two conferences in every week.

“Working a authorities from jail just isn’t simple. The jail guide states you can meet your loved ones, buddies, or associates solely twice every week. So it won’t be simple for him to manipulate with these restrictions,” Sunil Gupta has instructed NDTV.

There may be, nonetheless, a technique out. Mr Kejriwal can stick with it as Chief Minister if he can get authorities to place him below home arrest. This may, nonetheless, require an approval from Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena.

“The Administrator has the authority to declare any constructing as a jail,” Mr Gupta stated, drawing parallels with previous situations the place court docket complexes had been designated as non permanent jails. Such measures might assist Mr Kejriwal proceed to run the federal government from jail.

However such an order from the Lieutenant Governor’s workplace appears unlikely, given the historical past of face-offs between the Centre’s nominee and the AAP authorities.

The Union Dwelling Ministry, it’s learnt, is inspecting ramifications of Mr Kejriwal not resigning. Authorized consultants stated the Centre could must droop or take away him from the submit since he’s a public servant. That is additionally the process that’s adopted for presidency officers who’re arrested. They’re instantly suspended from service, sources stated.

Mr Kejriwal is the fourth high-profile arrest within the liquor coverage case, after prime AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh and Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief Ok Kavitha.

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