Defamation Case by BJP Vijender Gupta: Rouse Avenue Court grants bail to Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia and Arvind Kejriwal
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Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Tuesday granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with a defamation case filed by Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Delhi BJP Leader had filed a defamation case against – Kejriwal and Sisodia – for allegedly accusing him of being involved in the alleged assassination plot of Delhi Chief Minister.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal directed both – Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia – to furnish a bail bond of Rs 10,000 each and one surety of the same amount. The Court posted the matter for next date of hearing on July 25.

Earlier the Court had on July 8, summoned both the AAP Leaders to appear in the court on July 16.

The Special Court had in June last month recorded the statements of three witnesses including the BJP Leader himself. While recording a statement in the special court, BJP Leader said the fabricated allegations against him by the Chief Minister and his deputy have deeply hurt him.

READ: Defamation Case against Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia: Court records statement of Vijender Gupta

BACKGROUND

During the Lok Sabha Polls, Kejriwal citing Gupta’s tweet has alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to get him killed by his own Personal Security Officers’. He made the comment while giving an interview to Punjabi News Channel during the last phase of elections.

Gupta, in his tweet, had said, “Before the slap-gate on May 4, @ArvindKejriwal asked
the liaison officer to lift the security cover from his vehicle. The chief minister’s
instruction is registered in the daily diary entry (of the police). Since I had disclosed
about it, AAP could not get electoral gain of the incident. Out of frustration, Kejriwal says PSO reports to BJP.”

Replying to Vijendra Gupta’s tweet, AAP Chief had said “Why BJP wants to get me killed? What have I done? am I not constructing schools and hospitals for the people of the country.”

He added that ‘This is the first time when a positive politics has started on schools
and hospitals in the country. BJP wants to finish it. But I will fight till my last
breath’.

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