Arvind Kejriwal leaves CBI office after nine hours of questioning in liquor policy case
17 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Kejriwal paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the national capital on Sunday.
After nine hours of questioning in the liquor policy case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal left the CBI office in the national capital on Sunday. Kejriwal arrived at the CBI office around 11 a.m. for questioning. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and other party leaders accompanied him. Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha said on Sunday, shortly after being detained by Delhi Police for protesting near the CBI office, that the party, which arose from the anti-corruption movement, has seen all kinds of struggle and is not afraid of CBI, ED, or police detention.
“We want to give the BJP a message that our party was carved out of the anti-corruption movement and has seen all kinds of struggle. We aren’t scared of CBI, ED, or police detention. BJP suffers from Kejriwal phobia. It is because of Kejriwal’s fear that the BJP has come down to such an act. We have not been told our crime or the IPC regulation that we have broken,” said Raghav Chadha while talking to ANI.
Following a protest outside the CBI office today against Kejriwal’s questioning, AAP leaders Raghav Chadha, Sanjay Singh, Atishi, Kailash Gahlot, and Saurabh Bharadwaj, among others, were detained and taken to the Najafgarh police station in Delhi. The AAP also protested earlier today in Amritsar, Punjab, against the CBI questioning of Kejriwal in the Delhi excise case.
Kejriwal paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the national capital on Sunday, ahead of his appearance before the central investigative agency in connection with the excise policy case. Kejriwal was joined by his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Maan, AAP MP Sanjay Singh, and other party leaders.
Before going to the CBI office, Kejriwal stated that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government gives the orders, the central agency will arrest him. Earlier, fearing that Arvind Kejriwal would be arrested while being questioned at the CBI headquarters in the national capital, AAP Delhi convenor Gopal Rai called a meeting at the party office.
The party’s office bearers, district presidents, national secretaries, and other leaders were invited to attend the meeting. The detained AAP leaders were heard chanting anti-Prime Minister Narendra Modi slogans.
“BJP suffers from Kejriwal phobia. It is because of Kejriwal’s fear that the BJP has come down to such an act. It is a cowardly act. We are not scared of jail,” Raghav Chadha said.