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Kejriwal walks out of Tihar after SC grants interim bail


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New Delhi, May 10: Embattled Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal walked out of the Tihar Jail on Friday evening, hours after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in a money laundering case to enable him to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections, in a huge relief to his party struggling to gain momentum in the absence of its foremost leader.
The court, however, barred him from visiting his office or the Delhi secretariat, and signing official files unless absolutely necessary for obtaining the lieutenant governor’s approval.
Setting him free for 21 days to hit the hustings for the remaining phases of the Lok Sabha elections after 50 days of custody in the money laundering case linked to the alleged Delhi excise scam, the court said he shall surrender on June 2, a day after the last phase of the seven-phase poll gets over.
Kejriwal, 55, thanked the Supreme Court judges for granting him interim bail and the people for their blessings.
“We have to save the country from dictatorship, I will fight with all my might but need the support of 140 crore people,” he told the media after stepping out of Tihar Jail.
A wave of jubilation swept across the INDIA bloc parties as the news spread like wildfire, with his AAP terming it a “triumph of truth”. (PTI)


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