Kejriwal, Five Others Get Bail in Defamation Case by Jaitley
Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders named in the defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley have been given bail.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five others named in a defamation suit by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were granted bail on Thursday by the Patiala House Court in Delhi.
The six leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have to pay a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and an equal amount of surety.
The court had summoned the leaders to court on 9 March. The court has set 19 May as the next date for the hearing.
The six AAP members were booked for defamation after they made statements against Jaitley for his alleged role in the corruption in Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).
Jaitley, who filed the complaint against Kejriwal and the AAP leaders, told the court on 5 January that the AAP members’ “false and defamatory” statements regarding his involvement in the case had harmed his reputation.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had raided Kejriwal’s office, with the said motive of raiding his principal secretary Rajender Kumar.
Kejriwal has also been named in six other defamation cases.
Gopal Mohan, advisor to the CM, stood surety for Kejriwal and Delhi Minister Imran Hussain stood surety for Ashutosh.
AAP MLAs Naresh Balyan, Nitin Tyagi, Naresh Yadav and AAP leader Sanjeev stood sureties for Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Dipak Bajpai and Raghav Chadha, respectively.
Supporters of both the AAP and BJP protested outside the court before the hearing commenced.
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