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'Highly Influential, May Influence Witnesses': What Delhi Court Said On Arvind Kejriwal & Sent Him To 14-day Judicial Custody – News18

'Highly Influential, May Influence Witnesses': What Delhi Court Said On Arvind Kejriwal & Sent Him To 14-day Judicial Custody – News18


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Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI Photo)

In her order, Special Judge Kaweri Baweja noted that Kejriwal is ‘highly influential’ and there is a possibility of him ‘influencing witnesses and tampering’ with evidence if released

The Rouse Avenue Court on Monday ordered Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody until April 15 in connection with the alleged excise policy scam case.

The order, accessed by News18, was issued by Special Judge Kaweri Baweja, who noted that Kejriwal is ‘highly influential’ and there is a possibility of him ‘influencing witnesses and tampering’ with evidence if released.

“The arrestee is highly influential and there is every likelihood the arrestee will influence the witnesses and tamper with the evidence, if released, it may hamper the ongoing investigation,” the order stated.

Baweja further noted: “The applicant/Department is still further investigating the role of the arrestee in the instant matter and is unearthing the further proceeds of crime and identifying the other person who are involved or connected with the process or activities related to proceeds of crime. Investigation into economic crimes is more complex than the ordinary crimes as economic offenders are resourceful and influential persons and commit the said crimes in a carefully planned and meticulous manner, thereby rendering the investigation process a complicated exercise”



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