Kejriwal, Sisodia, Yadav reach Delhi Court in Defamation Case


New Delhi, March 17: Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, his close associate Manish Sisodia and party leader Yogendra Yadav reached the Karkarduma Court in Delhi after the court pulled them in a defamation case for their absence.

They were firmly summoned by the Court to appear at 2 pm on Tuesday.

The court is scheduled to pronounce its order on framing of charges against them in a criminal defamation complaint.

Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav had sought exemption from personal appearance for the day, citing lawyer's strike.

Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg had earlier directed Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav, who were released on bail after they had appeared in the court on June 4 last year in pursuance to summons against them, to be present in person on Tuesday.

The summons were issued on the complaint of advocate Surender Kumar Sharma under sections 499, 500 (defamation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC, with the court, saying there was prima facie material to summon the accused.

While issuing summons against AAP leaders, the court had said, “The press release published in newspapers as well as testimonies of witnesses reflect that defamatory remarks were published in the newspaper which affected the reputation of the complainant in the society and lowered his reputation in the eyes of other members of the society."


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