Delhi Liquor Policy Scam: Arvind Kejriwal withdraws petition in Supreme Court against Delhi HC’s June 21 stay order on bail

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On June 26, 2024, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal withdrew the petition filed before the Supreme Court (SC) of India against the June 21 decision of the Delhi High Court that stayed the effect and operation of the bail-granting order in the money laundering case linked to Delhi liquor policy scam. The matter was heard by a vacation bench of the SC constituting Justice Manoj Misra and Justice SVN Bhatti

During the proceedings, Advocate AM Singhvi appeared for Arvind Kejriwal and informed the bench that on June 25, the Delhi HC passed an order on the Enforcement Directorate’s stay application and highlighted certain reasons for staying Kejriwal’s bail in the money laundering case. Further, he said that the present SLP (Special Leave Petition) is withdrawn to file a fresh petition against the Delhi HC’s orders dated June 21 and June 25. The vacation bench dismissed the petition as withdrawn while granting Kejriwal the liberty to file a fresh petition. 

The order of the SC reads, “This Special Leave Petition…was filed against the order dated 21st June 2024 whereby, while reserving orders on the stay application, an interim order was passed staying the effect and operation of the bail granting order.

On 25th June 2024, final orders on the stay application have been passed.

Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the learned senior counsel, who appears for the petitioner, prays to withdraw the Special Leave Petition so as to file a fresh petition repeating the same prayers as also adding the prayer to challenge the order dated 25th June 2024.

Shri S.V. Raju, the learned Additional Solicitor General, who appears for the Directorate of Enforcement, has no objection if the Special Leave Petition is permitted to be withdrawn in the aforesaid terms.

In view of the above, the Special Leave Petition is disposed of as withdrawn with liberty as prayed for.”