CM gets bail in poll affidavit case
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday was granted bail in a complaint case filed against him for allegedly giving “misleading information” in his poll affidavit ahead of the 2013 assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Aashish Gupta allowed the bail plea moved by Keriwal’s counsels Rishikesh Kumar and Irsad as the concerned magistrate was on leave.
The court directed him furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and fixed April 7, 2017, as the next date of hearing. Kejriwal appeared before the court in pursuance of summon issued against him in the complaint case filed by an NGO alleging that the CM had “wilfully misled” the Election Commission of India by concealing his correct address and suppressing the market value of his property. The court held that furnishing an improper address so that the proper/correct address remained untraceable and also giving an improper valuation of the property “prima facie amounts to wilful concealment and suppression.