Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday thanked his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan for elevating his voice in opposition to alleged misuse of central probe companies in opposition to non-BJP leaders and the arrest of AAP’s Manish Sisodia by the CBI.
Kerala chief minister Vijayan on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Sisodia’s arrest within the Delhi excise coverage rip-off case, urging him to “dispel the notion” that the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) chief was being focused for “political causes”.
His letter got here on a day the Delhi deputy chief minister was despatched to the Tihar jail right here shortly after a CBI court docket remanded him to 14-day judicial custody within the case until March 20.
In his letter, Vijayan additionally sought to attract the prime minister’s consideration to “voices of protest” raised by leaders of a number of opposition events, together with some chief ministers, on Sisodia’s arrest.
He was referring to a latest joint letter shot off to the prime minister by 9 opposition leaders together with chief ministers Mamata Banerjee, Ok Chandrasekhar Rao and Kejriwal, who alleged “blatant misuse” of central companies in opposition to members of the opposition.
Sharing Vijayan’s letter, Kejriwal, who’s the AAP’s nationwide convenor, tweeted, “Thanks Hon’ble CM Kerala Shri @pinarayivijayan ji for elevating voice in opposition to unlawful arrests of leaders throughout India.”
The CBI had arrested Sisodia on February 26 in reference to the alleged rip-off in framing of the now-scrapped excise coverage for 2021-22.
“Whereas refraining from commenting on the deserves of the case below investigation, let me submit that the arrest of Sisodia has lent additional drive to the argument about sure actions of the central investigation companies,” the Kerala chief minister famous in his letter.
It’s the golden precept of pure justice that justice mustn’t solely be accomplished, however appear to be accomplished too, he added.
Vijayan famous that Sisodia is an elected consultant of the folks and had been showing earlier than investigating companies in response to their summons.
There isn’t any “incriminating proof” in opposition to Sisodia “like money seizure” in course of the investigation of the case up to now “as per info popping out in public area,” he mentioned.
“Except the arrest was an crucial for stopping the obstacle to the investigation, the fascinating act would have been to keep away from it,” Vijayan mentioned.
Whereas the legislation has to take its course, he mentioned, it’s equally necessary that “the widespread notion that Sisodia is being focused for political causes and have to be dispelled.”
“On this matter, I hope steering from the prime minister will go a good distance in altering the current notion, which is mirrored within the letter of the necessary political leaders together with some chief ministers on this matter,” Vijayan added.
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