Earlier, the Home Ministry in a notification had barred the ACB from registering any case against officers and political functionaries of the central government. "Today's High Court judgement (is) a huge embarrassment for central government. HC also said that the latest May 21 MHA notification is 'suspect'," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The Delhi High Court held that the ACB has the jurisdiction to arrest policemen, while dismissing bail application of a head constable who was arrested by the ACB in a corruption case. The Delhi Police functions under direct administrative control of the Home Ministry. Its notification had barred the ACB from taking action against the Delhi Police and any officers of the central government.

The High Court's order came amid a bitter tussle between the AAP government and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over posting and transfers of senior officials as well as some other contentious issues.

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