What Does Interim Bail Mean For hemant Soren?

The supreme Court’s (SC) interim bail for delhi Chief minister (CM) arvind kejriwal and hearing for interim bail for Jharkhand’s ex-CM hemant Soren on May 17 seems to have set a legal precedent for politicians in custody of central agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), or in jail in connection with cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) or indian Penal Code (IPC). The observations of the apex court may have a significant impact on the legal proceedings and push the central agencies to re-strategise their actions in cases where politicians are involved, said senior officers in the ED and CBI.

Kejriwal is said to have not cooperated with the ED during the custodial interrogation, and he is yet to unlock his phone, News18 has learnt. A division bench of the sc comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta granted interim bail to kejriwal, asking him to surrender on june 2. The same division bench on monday heard Soren’s case and asked the ED to submit its position through an affidavit, like it was done in case of Kejriwal.

According to sources, the Enforcement Directorate is likely to include crucial details related to the alleged corruption case, along with relevant information, findings and notes on his efforts to evade summons, tamper evidence, intimidate officers and file cases against them. The affidavit is likely to have a similar explanation of the legal framework as in Kejriwal’s case, added the source.

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