ED Claims Kejriwal Deliberately Consuming Mangoes and Sweets to Raise Blood Sugar

New Delhi, 18th April 2024: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of deliberately consuming mangoes, sweets, and tea with sugar to potentially increase his blood sugar levels.

A Delhi court was reviewing Kejriwal’s request to continuously monitor his blood sugar levels and allow him to consult his doctor. Kejriwal’s application highlighted his fluctuating blood sugar levels and the need to consult his regular doctor via video conference three times a week.

Special Public Prosecutor Zoheb Hossain opposed the plea, alleging that Kejriwal’s regular consumption of mangoes, sweets, and sweetened tea was a tactic to manipulate his blood sugar levels as a basis for seeking bail.

Kejriwal’s attorney, Advocate Vivek Jain, refuted the ED’s claims, stating that Hossain’s arguments were meant for media impact. Jain also mentioned Kejriwal’s withdrawal of the application and his intention to file a more appropriate one.

The court requested a medical report from jail authorities regarding Kejriwal’s diet and scheduled the next hearing for the following day.

Kejriwal remains under judicial custody in Tihar jail after his arrest by the ED in a money laundering case connected to the now-scrapped excise policy. His judicial custody has been extended until April 23, 2024.

Kejriwal has challenged a Delhi High Court order that dismissed his plea against his arrest and subsequent remand by the ED in the excise policy case.

Additionally, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking arrangements for Kejriwal to effectively govern Delhi by holding meetings with assembly members and cabinet ministers via video conferencing.

The PIL also calls for the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to prevent the media from broadcasting misleading or sensational headlines related to the potential imposition of President’s rule in Delhi.