India calls US statement on Kejriwal’s arrest ‘unwarranted and unacceptable’

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of CM Arvind Kejriwal, who was arrested in Delhi’s liquor policy case, has been extended until 1 April.

The ED presented Kejriwal in the Rouse Avenue court on Thursday. The ED had requested an additional 7 days of custody. After hearing the arguments, the Rouse Avenue court extended the custody by 4 days.

Meanwhile, despite India’s strong objection to Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest, the US has issued another statement on the matter.

The US reiterated that the legal process in Kejriwal’s case should be completed fairly, transparently, and in a timely manner. India’s Ministry of External Affairs has denounced the US statement as unwarranted and unacceptable.

Regarding the second statement from the US on the Kejriwal issue, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday, “India has already objected to the US statement. Their latest statement is unwarranted and cannot be accepted. Interference in our sovereignty in any way is not acceptable. India takes pride in its democratic institutions.”