Delhi High Court will Hear Case On Detained Chief Minister’s Arrest

The Delhi High Court will hear the case regarding detained Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest by India’s financial crimes agency, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), on March 27th. The ED arrested Kejriwal on March 22nd on corruption charges related to a now abolished Excise Policy implemented by Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the city in 2021.

Kejriwal’s arrest led to several protests by both the AAP and other political parties that make up the INDIA Bloc in New Delhi and other cities throughout India. However, the AAP protested in several areas of the city on March 26th, such as the Patel Chowk Metro Station. The protests led to local law enforcement clashing with and arresting several dozen protesters because they did not obtain permission to conduct the demonstrations.

Protesters belonging to the AAP also attempted to march to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence, but police prevented them. Local authorities increased security in various areas throughout the city in the lead-up to the hearing.