Defamation case: Court summons Kejriwal, Sisodia
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday summoned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia for July 16 in a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
Gupta had accused the AAP leaders of "maligning" his image by accusing him of attempting to kill Kejriwal.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal said the allegations of the accused persons were "prima facie defamatory" and referred to Gupta.
"There exists sufficient ground to proceed against the respondents...Accordingly, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia are summoned for commission of offence of defamation under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code," the court said.
Gupta has claimed in the complaint that due to widespread circulation of tweets and news reports on the statement of the two AAP leaders, his reputation was harmed for which they have not expressed any remorse or apologised.