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Delhi court denies interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal

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A local court on Wednesday dismissed a plea filed by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking interim bail for seven days on health grounds.The court observed that extensive poll campaigning and meetings held by Kejriwal during the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls show that he was not suffering from any serious or life threatening ailments. The court also revived the AIIMS medical board constituted earlier by it to examine Kejriwal.The court has asked the medical board to conduct medical tests as it deems appropriate within three days.Kejriwal had petitioned the court seeking interim bail on the ground that he had to undergo certain medical tests. The court, however, directed the concerned authorities to conduct the required medical tests of the Aam Aadmi Party chief.AllUttar PradeshMaharashtraTamil NaduWest BengalBiharKarnatakaAndhra PradeshTelanganaKeralaMadhya PradeshRajasthanDelhiOther StatesThe court is scheduled to take up Kejriwal’s regular bail plea on June 7. Kejriwal returned to Tihar Jail on June 2 as directed by the Supreme Court which had granted him interim bail allowing him to campaign for the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. Kejriwal was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), in March under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for his alleged role in the Delhi excise policy case.