Will Arvind Kejriwal have to go back to jail on June 2? SC refuses to hear urgent plea seeking bail extension

The interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal was given for 21 days on May 10, on his request for campaigning in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused the urgent hearing of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea seeking a 7-day extension of interim bail in connection with the Delhi Liquor Policy money laundering case. The refusal has come from the bench of Justices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan. The plea was submitted for the extension of bail for 7 more days, citing some medical tests.

According to the sources, Kejriwal sought the extension saying that he has to undergo a couple of medical tests, including a PET-CT scan, which is indicative of kidney, serious cardiac ailments and even cancer.

While refusing to hear the plea, the bench said that the matter is already heard and the judgment on the same is still reserved. Subsequently, the apex court has said that it will be appropriate if the Chief Justice of India takes a call on the listing of the plea. Notably, Delhi CM Kejriwal is out on bail and is supposed to surrender on June 2.

While taking note of the submissions by senior advocate, Abhishek Singhvi, the bench questioned him, why the plea of Arvind Kejriwal was not mentioned for urgent listing last week when Justice Dipankar Datta, one of the judges of the main bench headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna which had granted the interim bail to the chief minister, was sitting on the vacation bench.

Notably, the interim bail to Kejriwal was given for 21 days on May 10, on his request for campaigning for Lok Sabha Elections. However, the bail was given on some conditions, as it barred him from visiting his office or Delhi Secretariat and signing official files.