Excise policy case: Court to hear plea of CM Kejriwal to provide insulin today

Excise policy case: Court to hear plea of CM Kejriwal to provide insulin today

New Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has filed a petition in the Rouse Avenue Court seeking insulin in jail, and the court is scheduled to hear his plea today at 2 pm. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal filed a petition in Rouse Avenue Court to provide insulin in jail. 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) alleged in court on Thursday that Kejriwal, currently in Tihar jail, was deliberately consuming food items high in sugar to spike his blood sugar levels, potentially to bolster his case for bail.

The agency claimed he was eating mangoes, sweets, and drinking tea with sugar, despite being a type-2 diabetes patient. Kejriwal’s counsel refuted these allegations, stating that they were withdrawing their application seeking video consultations with his regular doctor and would submit a revised application.

Responding to the ED’s claims, Delhi Minister Atishi asserted that there was a conspiracy to harm Kejriwal in jail, attributing his elevated blood sugar levels to the denial of insulin. She accused the ED of lying to prevent him from receiving home-cooked meals.

The court has requested a report from Tihar jail regarding Kejriwal’s diet since his imprisonment and has scheduled further hearings for April 19 at 2.pm.

This episode adds another layer to the ongoing feud between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ED over Kejriwal’s treatment in custody since his arrest on March 21. The AAP has alleged mistreatment and a threat to Kejriwal’s health, while the ED maintains that he is receiving appropriate care.


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