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PMLA Enforcement Directorate ED

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A narrow check on the ED’s wide powers

‘Tarsem Lal’ clarifies that the ED cannot arrest after cognisance, but experts warn against reading it as a shift from ‘Vijay Madanlal'

30th May 2024

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Supreme Court reserves judgement in Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest

The ED argued that reasonable suspicion of guilt is enough to determine whether a person could be arrested under PMLA

17th May 2024

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Sufficient material to implicate Arvind Kejriwal, Enforcement Directorate argues

The ED argued that Arvind Kejriwal bypassed procedures by directly approaching the High Court to challenge his arrest

16th May 2024

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interim bail Arvind Kejriwal

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Kejriwal’s interim bail lays the ground for a ‘public interest’ argument in personal liberty cases

The Delhi CM’s release to participate in campaigning suggests that the operation of special laws must meet constitutional parameters.

11th May 2024

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interim bail

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Granting Kejriwal interim bail sends the message that the law treats politicians differently, ED argues

The Court observed that if interim bail is granted, Kejriwal should not perform official duties as Chief Minister

7th May 2024

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Supreme Court asks ED to demonstrate Kejriwal’s involvement in the Liquor Policy case

Relying on the timeline of events, Singhvi argued that the co-accused in the Liquor Scam case were pressured into implicating Kejriwal

1st May 2024

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“This is a cat and mouse game”: Senior Advocate A.M. Singhvi on Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest

Singhvi argued that the arrest did not meet the criteria for arrest laid down by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act

30th Apr 2024

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Delhi Liquor Policy | Supreme Court issues notice to ED in Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest

The Bench will hear Kejriwal’s plea in the last week of April; Enforcement Directorate to file response a week before that

15th Apr 2024

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investigation agencies

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On never-ending criminal investigations, the Supreme Court is its own worst enemy

Agencies often file incomplete investigation reports to stop the clock and block default bail. The top court’s mixed signals haven’t helped

2nd Apr 2024

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agencies

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“Be you ever so high”: A brief history of the Supreme Court’s call for impartial agencies

The Jain Hawala decision was meant to have freed agencies like CBI and ED from Union interference. The government keeps finding a backdoor

28th Feb 2024

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2023

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2023 Supreme Court Review: 10 key judgements

2023 has been an action-packed year at the Supreme Court. We feature 10 significant judgments and their fallout

27th Dec 2023

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Supreme Court Monsoon Session

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Supreme Court Upholds Union Power to Control CBI, ED Directors’ Tenure

DESK BRIEF: Two weeks into the monsoon session of the Supreme Court, we saw active Constitution Benches, and few critical judgements.

15th Jul 2023

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