Court to frame charges against Kejriwal, Sisodia on August 23
A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed August 23 for framing charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint.
Metropolitan Magistrate Pranjal Aneja, who was scheduled to frame charges on Tuesday, was on leave.
The court had earlier directed the two AAP leaders and Yogendra Yadav to appear before it today.
While Kejriwal and Sisodia sought exemption on the ground that they have to attend the four-day Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly which is commencing today, Yadav was present in the court.
The court had on August 2 passed order on framing of notice (charge) on the criminal defamation complaint filed against the two AAP leaders, who sought quashing of the plea, and Yadav by advocate Surender Kumar Sharma, who was denied ticket by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
The court had said in the order that the contentions on behalf of accused persons do no sustain and it proceeded to frame notice under the CrPC against them.