Criminal Complaint Against Arvind Kejriwal Dismissed by Court

A Delhi court dismissed a plea to file criminal complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal did not offered any gratification to voters in the assembly elections last year and no offence of bribery was made out against him, a Delhi court said while dismissing a criminal complaint seeking his prosecution.

The court’s four-page order came while refusing to direct the police to lodge an FIR against Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the last assembly elections of 2015.

In my considered opinion, no offence is made out against the accused. Hence, the application of the complainant under section 156(3) CrPC and is hereby dismissed.

Babru Bhan, Metropolitan Magistrate

The court passed the order on the complaint of advocate Ikrant Sharma who had alleged that during election campaign in January last year, Kejriwal had abetted the voters of Delhi for accepting illegal gratification from BJP and Congress as a reward for casting their votes.

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