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Supreme Court Grants Interim Bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Till June 1

Kejriwal must refrain from signing official files unless necessary for approval by Lieutenant Governor

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Published on May 10, 2024, 17:45:48

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In a significant development, the Supreme Court has granted interim relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, allowing his release until June 1.

The decision comes after Kejriwal filed a plea seeking relief from custody in a case pertaining to alleged violations of electoral laws during a political rally. The bench, however, observed that it was dealing with the case of an elected Chief Minister, not a habitual offender, and the general elections take place only once in five years.

The apex court's decision to grant interim release to Kejriwal underscores the principle of justice and fairness, and he is bound by the statement of bail condition that he shall not sign official files unless it is required and necessary for obtaining clearance/ approval of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. 

Kejriwal's legal team argued fervently for his release, emphasising his constitutional duties as an elected representative and the need for his presence in governance matters, particularly amidst the ongoing challenges faced by the capital city.

The Supreme Court, taking cognizance of the urgency and importance of the matter, has granted interim relief to Kejriwal, but not allowing him to visit the Office of the Chief Minister and the Delhi Secretariat until further orders.

However, the court has also set a deadline for further proceedings in the case, highlighting the importance of expeditious resolution.The decision has been met with widespread support from Kejriwal's supporters and political allies, who view it as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.

Many have lauded the Supreme Court's impartiality and commitment to upholding the principles of justice and fairness in its verdict. As the legal proceedings continue, all eyes will be on the Supreme Court as it navigates the complexities of the case and ensures a just and equitable resolution.

The Supreme Court's decision to grant interim release to Arvind Kejriwal reflects the judiciary's commitment to upholding democratic values and ensuring the fair treatment of all individuals, regardless of their political affiliations. It serves as a reminder of the importance of an independent judiciary in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of citizens in a democracy.

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