Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to meet Arvind Kejriwal in Tihar jail today

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New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will meet Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently in Tihar jail, on Monday inside the prison premises, according to Tihar jail officials.
Earlier, on April 12, Punjab Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, AK Pandey held a review meeting and discussed security preparations for organizing a meeting between the two leaders in the Tihar jail premises.

CM Arvind Kejriwal is presently lodged in Tihar jail after he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on March 21 in connection with a money laundering probe relating to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is set to hear a plea of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and his subsequent remand in connection with the Delhi excise policy case on April 15.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta will be hearing the matter. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal approached the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court judgement that dismissed his plea against arrest by the ED and his subsequent remand in the excise policy case.

On April 9, the High Court dismissed his plea for release from jail and rejected his argument of political vendetta amid the looming Lok Sabha elections. The trial court on April 1, sent Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody till April 15.
The ED alleged that the Aam Adami Party (AAP) is the major beneficiary of the proceeds of crime generated in the alleged liquor scam.

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