Police detains AAP workers in protest outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence amid ED investigation

In a major turn of events Delhi Police arrested several Aam Aadmi Party workers who protested outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The protest erupted after an Enforcement Directorate team visited the Kejriwal residence to interrogate him in the Delhi excise policy-related money laundering case.

The AAP workers, including several MLAs, gathered outside Kejriwal’s residence in the national capital to express their dissent over his arrest by the ED. The situation escalated as police intervened and detained the protesters.


The ED team also accompanied the Delhi Police to his official residence on Flagstaff Road on Saturday, hours after the Delhi High Court dismissed his appeal for relief in the matter. Kejriwal’s arrest is history in the making, with him becoming the first sitting chief minister in independent India’s history to face such action.

However, the AAP has stated that he will not be removed from office, as required by law. The arrest comes in anticipation of the Lok Sabha elections, further politicizing the unfolding situation. Kejriwal had approached the high court in response to the ED’s summons, the ninth time the agency had asked him for a statement in the last two years.

The case revolves around allegations of corruption and money laundering in the formulation and execution of the Delhi government’s excise policy for 2021-22, which was subsequently scrapped. Former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh have previously been arrested in connection with the case.