ED targets AAP again: Summons Goa chief Amit Palekar in money-laundering case

Palekar, who led AAP during Goa's assembly elections, is scheduled to appear before the agency on Thursday in Goa's Panjim. 

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Amit Palekar, Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Goa chief, for questioning in connection with a money-laundering case linked to Delhi's excise policy. Palekar, who led AAP during Goa's assembly elections, is scheduled to appear before the agency on Thursday in Goa's Panjim. 

ED alleges that AAP used approximately ₹45 crore, part of a ₹100 crore bribe, in its Goa election campaign. Allegedly, it originated from the 'South Group,' involving K Kavitha, a leader of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). Kavitha, daughter of Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, was also arrested in connection with the excise policy case.

ED apprehends Arvind Kejriwal 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, arrested by ED on March 21, faces custody until March 28. His hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in a Delhi court.

The Delhi High Court issued a notice to ED on Kejriwal's petition challenging his arrest and the remand granted by the trial court. The court fixed the hearing for April 3, stating that any release order would require bail or interim relief. Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for Kejriwal, arguing against the arrest during the Model Code of Conduct and alleging failure by ED to establish guilt under relevant sections.