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May consider granting interim bail to Delhi CM Kejriwal in view of Lok Sabha election: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it may consider granting interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in view of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

A Bench led by Justice Sanjiv Khanna asked Additional Solicitor General SV Raju to be considerate and take instructions on the issue.

The Bench asked Raju to suggest the conditions the ED would like to impose on him in case he was granted interim bail. It also asked the Central probe agency to spell out if the Delhi Chief Minister can be allowed to sign files from jail.

The Bench, however, said, “We are not commenting on it either way. We may or may not grant (interim bail),” the Bench said, even as Raju said he would oppose interim bail to Kejriwal.

The Bench posted the matter for further hearing on May 7.

Kejriwal has challenged the Delhi High Court’s April 9 verdict upholding his arrest in a money-laundering case linked to the Delhi excise policy “scam”.

The Delhi Chief Minister is currently lodged in Tihar Jail here under judicial custody after his arrest on March 21.

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