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Kejriwal’s ED custody extended till April 1

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A court here Thursday extended the Enforcement Directorate custody of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal till April 1 in the excise policy case.
The agency sought seven-day custody of the AAP chief, but the court said he has to be produced before it on April 1 at 11 am.

The ED had produced him before Rouse Avenue court Special Judge Kaveri Baweja as his current six-day custody was ending on Thursday.
The ED said in its fresh remand plea that during Kejriwal’s custodial interrogation, his statements were recorded over five days but he was “giving evasive replies”.
It said statements of three other persons relevant to the case have also been recorded during the remand period.

It said that during the ED custody, Kejriwal was confronted with C Arvind, the then personal secretary to deputy CM Manish Sisodia who was handed over the draft Group of Ministers (GoM) report for the 2021-22 excise policy at the residence of the chief minister.

It said the statement of one of the AAP candidates in the 2022 Goa elections was also recorded during Kejriwal’s ED custody. It revealed that the candidate did not have any money and his election expenditure was “taken care of by the AAP Office Delhi only through their associates.

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