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'Kejriwal Eating Mangoes To Raise Sugar Levels For Bail,' ED Tells Court; CM's Lawyer Asks, 'Is ED Above Doctor?'

Arvind Kejriwal is currently lodged in Tihar jail as the central investigation agency is probing allegations of money laundering in the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22 that was later scrapped.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | Photo: PTI
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday told the court that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has type 2 diabetes, has been consuming a diet including mangoes, aloo puri, and sweets daily to raise his blood sugar levels, possibly to bolster a case for medical bail.

Kejriwal is currently detained in Tihar Jail in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case.

During a hearing on Kejriwal's plea seeking medical consultation, ED counsel Zoheb Hossain informed the court about the alleged dietary choices. "The cause of concern is that he was allowed prescribed home cooked food because he claimed he has high diabetes. Kejriwal is eating high sugar content food despite having type 2 diabetes. He is consuming 'aloo poori', mango, sweets, daily. This is being done to make grounds for medical bail.”

"Diet chart has been placed before the court. The diet chart had mangoes and sweets, we have placed this before the court. He was particularly consuming sweet food which is not permitted for any diabetic patient. The matter is pending before the court," Hossain said. 

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Advocate Vivek Jain, representing CM Kejriwal, argued that the diet he was having was prescribed by the doctor.

“This diet is recommended by the doctor. Is the ED above the doctor?” asked Jain while stating that the ED was just making statements for the sake of media publicity.

The court listed the matter for 2 pm on Friday and instructed the authorities at Tihar Jail to present a medical status report on Kejriwal to the court.

Kejriwal is currently lodged in Tihar jail as the central investigation agency is probing allegations of money laundering in the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22 that was later scrapped.

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