Bail granted to Delhi CM in defamation case

Bail granted to Delhi CM in defamation case

Bharatiya Janta Party’s MLA Mr. Vijendra Gupta filed a criminal defamation case against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia as they tweeted that the complainant along with his party members are planning and involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Kejriwal. These alleged defamatory tweets were made by the above mentioned persons after the incident where Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a person in the crowd during campaigning for Lok Sabha elections in West Delhi. After this incident Delhi CM blamed the BJP for this assault , however Mr. Vijendra contented that it was CM himself who demanded the security personnel to set aside from his vehicle which facilitated the assault.

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Summons were issued by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of New Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court Complex to both Kejriwal and Sisodia on July 8. They both were represented by Advocates BS Joon, Mohd. Irsad and Rishikesh. Whereas Gupta was represented by Advocates Neeraj, Vijay Joshi, Priyank Khattar. Vakalatnama was also being filled on the behalf of the accused.

Since the offence was bailable in nature therefore Judge Samar Vishal granted bail to both the accused on a personal bond and surety of Rs. 10,000 each. Matter is put for hearing on July 25 for framing of notice under section 251 CrPC .

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