Supreme Court grants Arvind Kejriwal interim bail

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NEW DELHI — In a major relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court on Friday granted him interim bail till June 1 to campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta said Arvind Kejriwal, arrested in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam, will have to surrender and go back to jail on June 2.

The bench refused the request of senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Kejriwal, that the interim bail be granted till June 5.

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June 1 is the last day of the seven-phase elections. The votes will be counted on June 4.

Also, the court said reasons for granting Kejriwal interim bail will follow.

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