New Delhi :-The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent a fourth summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to appear before the central probe agency on January 18, sources said. The summons is related to the alleged Delhi excise policy case, which involves charges of corruption and money laundering in the liquor trade.
This is the fourth time that the ED has summoned Kejriwal in this case. The Delhi CM has not complied with the previous three summons, citing legal and procedural issues. He has also accused the ED of being biased and acting on political motives.
The ED had first summoned Kejriwal on November 2, last year, but he did not show up, claiming that the notice was “vague, motivated and unsustainable in law.” The ED then issued a second summons on December 18, asking him to join the investigation on December 21. Kejriwal again skipped the summons, saying that he had not received any response from the ED to his queries on the nature and scope of the investigation.
The ED issued a third summons on December 22, directing Kejriwal to appear before the agency on January 3, this year. Kejriwal once again refused to depose, calling the notice “illegal.” He also expressed his willingness to cooperate with the investigation, but only if the ED clarified the basis and purpose of the summons.