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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to be released from Tihar Jail tomorrow: Read complete timeline of the liquor policy case

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been granted regular bail with a surety of Rs 1 lakh in the liquor policy case. However, the ED has sought 48 hours to oppose the bail. Meanwhile, the Rouse Avenue Court has stated that Kejriwal can be released from Tihar Jail on Friday upon posting the bond.

Complete timeline of the Delhi Liquor Policy Case:


– March 22, 2021: The then Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia announced a new liquor policy, stating it would end mafia rule and increase government revenue. At that time, 60% of liquor shops in Delhi were government-owned, and 40% were private.


– November 17, 2021: The Delhi government implemented the new liquor policy for 2021-22, exiting the liquor business entirely and making all liquor shops 100% private. Delhi was divided into 32 zones, each with 27 liquor shops.


– July 8, 2022: Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar reported suspected irregularities in the new liquor policy to LG VK Saxena. The report accused Deputy CM Manish Sisodia of granting undue benefits to liquor traders. The LG requested a CBI inquiry based on the Chief Secretary’s report.


-July 28, 2022: Amid growing controversy, the Delhi government canceled the new liquor policy and reinstated the old one.


– August 17, 2022: The CBI registered a case and started an investigation, accusing nine businessmen and two companies under sections related to corruption.


– August 22, 2022: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also registered a case under the Money Laundering Act, based on information from the CBI.

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– September 12, 2022: Aam Aadmi Party’s communications head Vijay Nair was arrested by the CBI.


– February 26, 2023: The first major arrest in this case was Manish Sisodia, detained by the CBI after prolonged interrogation. Later, the ED also arrested Sisodia.


– October 4, 2023: AAP leader Sanjay Singh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate.


– November 2, 2023: The ED issued its first summons to Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy case.


– December 21, 2023: The second summons was issued to Kejriwal, but he did not appear.


– January 3, 2024: The ED issued a third summons to Arvind Kejriwal.


– January 17, 2024: The ED issued a fourth summons to Kejriwal in the liquor policy case.


– February 2, 2024: The ED summoned the Delhi CM for the fifth time.


– February 22, 2024: The ED sent a sixth summons to Kejriwal.


– February 26, 2024: Arvind Kejriwal received the seventh summons.


– February 27, 2024: Kejriwal was summoned for the eighth time.


– March 16, 2024: Bharat Rashtra Samithi leader K Kavitha was detained by the Enforcement Directorate.


– March 21, 2024: After a long interrogation, the ED arrested Kejriwal.


– April 9, 2024: The Delhi High Court dismissed Kejriwal’s plea against the ED’s arrest.


– April 10, 2024: Kejriwal moved the Supreme Court challenging the high court order upholding his arrest by the ED.


– April 15, 2024: The Supreme Court asked the ED to reply by April 24 to Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest.