Assam Court Issues Bailable Warrant Against Kejriwal Over Tweet Against ModiApril 11, 2017 15:16
Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, is in the news again, as the local Assam court, has issued a bailable arrest warrant, yesterday, in a defamation case, booked against him.
Thee court issued the order, after Kejriwal failed to appear before it, in connection, for making a remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational qualification in a tweet, on December 15 last year.
The Delhi CM had tweeted, “Modiji 12 pass hain. Uske baad ki degree farzi hai.” (Modi has studied up to class 12. His degrees after that are fake). This has further promoted Assam BJP leader Surya Rongphar, to file a defamation case against him. Following which, a case has been registered by the Delhi Police, under Sections 499, 500 and 501 of the Indian Penal Code.
Earlier, Kejriwal’s plea, asking for some more time to appear in the court, was rejected by the Court of The Dhipu Chief Judicial Magistrate. The Counsel of the Chief Minister, even filed a petition, seeking more time for him to appear, to which the court refused and issued a bailable warrant against him.
As the Delhi CM, failed to appear before the court for hearing twice, the Court issued the bailable arrest warrant of Rs 10,000. The hearing of the case will again be on May 8.
Justice Naba Kumar Deka Barua of Diphu Court said, “We have seen the petition submitted by Gurpreet Singh Uppal, showing the ground that it is not possible for the accused, namely Arvind Kejriwal, to leave Delhi due to the municipality election in Delhi.”
The Court order read, “On perusal of the record, it reveals that the accused has not appeared before this court on the earlier occasion on 30/1/2017 too, availing adjournment of more than two months. Considering this, the petition of Gurpreet Singh Uppal is rejected and a bailable warrant of arrest of Rs.10,000 has been issued against the said accused. Complainant to take step. The next date for appearance is fixed on May 8, 2017.”