Indian court Extends jail time of Kejriwal in Corruption probe

A court has decided to extend the custody of Arvind Kejriwal, the Indian opposition leader and Delhi chief minister, until Monday over corruption charges related to a discontinued alcohol sales policy. Despite his denial of the allegations, Kejriwal’s arrest has sparked controversy, with his party, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of engaging in a political vendetta, a charge the BJP refutes, attributing their actions to anti-corruption efforts. The extension occurs amid international scrutiny, with the United States expressing hope for a fair legal process following their reiteration of concerns regarding the treatment of opposition figures in India. The AAP alleges that the scrapped policy was unfairly targeted by the BJP, which claims it favored private entities and involved kickbacks. Kejriwal’s arrest has led to a planned protest by an alliance of opposition parties and criticism from international observers, including the US and Germany, highlighting concerns over democratic processes and freedom of dissent in India.–News Desk