Probe Agency Approaches Court After Arvind Kejriwal Skips 5th Summons

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Probe Agency Approaches Court After Arvind Kejriwal Skips 5th Summons

Mr Kejriwal has repeatedly claimed that the agency’s only aim is to arrest him.

New Delhi:

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal skipped the fifth summons in the alleged liquor policy scam, the Enforcement Directorate has approached a court and complained that he has not appeared for questioning. The Rouse Avenue court in New Delhi will hear the case on Wednesday. 

Mr Kejriwal had refused to appear before the Enforcement Directorate on Friday and has repeatedly claimed that the summonses issued were illegal and the agency’s only aim is to arrest him. Speculation about the AAP chief’s arrest has been rife ever since the first summons was issued by the agency on November 2.

Two other AAP leaders – former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh – were taken into custody in connection with the case last year. 

The Enforcement Directorate’s complaint before the Rouse Avenue court on Saturday has been filed under Section 63 (4) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which deals with a person intentionally disobeying any direction issued under Section 50 – the clause that gives the agency the power to summon a person. 

Section 174 of the Indian Penal Code, which pertains to non-attendance in obedience to an order from a public servant, also finds mention in the complaint. 
 

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