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‘My case covered by Kejriwal’s order’, says Hemant Soren in his plea; SC seeks ED response | India News


NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Monday sought a reply from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren cited Kejriwal’s release to seek his bail.
Citing the Supreme Court’s ruling granting Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal interim bail to campaign for ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Hemant Soren’s counsel Kapil Sibal said his case is covered by the Arvind Kejriwal order.
After hearing the argument, the Supreme Court issued notice to the central agency and listed the matter on May 17 (Friday).
The top court gave a short date after lot of insistence by advocate Kapil Sibal.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was granted interim bail till June 1 by Supreme Court on May 10.
Kejriwal was lodged in Tihar Jail in an alleged money laundering case in connection with the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy case.
However, the Supreme Court rejected the AAP leader’s plea for bail till the counting of votes on June 4.
A few days ago, the Supreme Court had disposed of a plea filed by Soren seeking a direction to the Jharkhand high court to deliver its verdict on his petition challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta observed that the petition has become infructuous as the high court has delivered its judgement on May 3 and Soren has already challenged the same in the apex court.
Soren was arrested on January 31 in the case after he resigned as Jharkhand chief minister, and party loyalist and state transport minister Champai Soren was named as his successor.