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Delhi court summons Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case

He has been accused of “damaging” the BJP’s reputation by blaming it for the deletion of voters’ names from electoral rolls

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 15.03.19, 4:07 PM
  • Updated 15.03.19, 4:07 PM
  • a min read
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal The Telegraph file picture

A Delhi court on Friday summoned chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and others in a defamation case filed by BJP leader Rajeev Babbar.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal directed Kejriwal and other accused to appear on April 30.

Babbar has sought proceedings against Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Atishi Malena for “damaging” the BJP’s reputation by blaming it for the deletion of names of "voters" from electoral rolls in Delhi.

The court had earlier taken cognisance of the complaint.

"All the accused made accusations against the BJP in a calculated manner with the sole intention to portray a negative image of the BJP in relation to the voters belonging to certain sections of society viz. Bania, Poorvanchalis, Muslims, etc. The reputation of the complainant has been damaged beyond repair," Babbar had said.