Delhi HC Issues Notice to Sunita Kejriwal and Social Media Platforms Over Video Controversy

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 15th June. 
The Delhi High Court has taken cognizance of a petition demanding the removal of a video featuring Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s address to the court on March 28. Sunita Kejriwal, wife of the Chief Minister, along with social media giants Facebook and YouTube, has been served notice to delete the contentious posts or reposts of the video.

The video, which became the center of controversy, allegedly violated rules related to video conferencing during court proceedings. It was posted online by Kejriwal and the social media handles of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and some opposition parties.

In his impassioned court address while in police custody following his arrest in the alleged liquor policy scam, Kejriwal accused the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of targeting his party unjustly. He emphasized that despite extensive chargesheets filed, no court had found him guilty, questioning the motives behind his arrest.

“The ED’s sole objective was to entrap me,” Kejriwal asserted during his speech, where he also criticized the handling of statements by approvers, suggesting coercion in their accusations.

The Chief Minister’s arrest by the ED on March 21 stemmed from accusations that his government accepted bribes for liquor sales licenses, purportedly funding election campaigns in Goa and Punjab. His subsequent 50-day detention sparked contentious debates over his health and the circumstances of his confinement.

While Kejriwal secured interim bail from the Supreme Court to continue campaigning, his wife, Sunita Kejriwal, and other AAP leaders took prominent roles in party activities during his absence. Speculations regarding Kejriwal’s potential entry into active politics have surfaced, although Kejriwal clarified her lack of interest in pursuing a full-time political career.

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