India Supreme Court Grants Interim Bail to Delhi Chief Minister

On May 10th, India’s Supreme Court granted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interim bail approximately one month after his arrest on corruption charges.

The court said the bail will be applicable until June 1st, after which Kajriwal will surrender to local law enforcement again. The judge said he can campaign for the ongoing elections but is not allowed to perform official duties during his time.

The agency that handles financial crimes in India, the Enforcement Directorate, “strongly opposed” the minister’s attempts at receiving bail.