Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's Plea for Extended Bail Amid Health Concerns Denied

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's Plea for Extended Bail Amid Health Concerns Denied

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal faced a setback as his plea for extended bail was dismissed by the registry, citing his ability to seek regular bail from the trial court, which resulted in his application being deemed irrelevant. This decision came after a vacation bench informed Kejriwal's advocate that the Chief Justice of India would have the authority to decide on the listing due to the reserved judgement in the primary matter, with Justices JK Maheshwari and KV Viswanathan presiding on the bench.

Kejriwal's request for an extension of his interim bail by a week to undergo medical examinations, such as a PET-CT scan, due to sudden weight loss and high ketone levels was made in anticipation of his return to Tihar jail on June 2. Initially granted interim bail on May 10 amidst the Lok Sabha elections, Kejriwal was permitted by the Supreme Court to campaign but was subjected to specific conditions, like refraining from official duties, providing bail bonds, and avoiding public statements on the case. The case at hand involves allegations of irregularities in the execution of the Delhi government's former excise policy, which was revoked for the period 2021-22, accusing Kejriwal's administration of receiving bribes to modify the policy for certain individuals.