Kapil Mishra is Law Min, Tomar moves court
The application was mentioned before Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jain, who will hear the matter on Thursday. In his application, Tomar called his arrest illegal, saying police did not follow proper procedure while apprehending him. Meanwhile, the AAP government has named the Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman, Kapil Mishra, as the new Law Minister.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung and President Pranab Mukherjee and informed about his decision to include Kapil Mishra in his Cabinet. The 34-year-old is an MLA from Delhi’s Karawal Nagar constituency. In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, Mishra won from this seat polling 1,01,865 votes, defeating BJP’s Mohan Singh Bisht by 44,431 votes. He is a first-time MLA.
Mishra is son of first Mayor of East Municipal Corporation Dr Annapurna Mishra. She is the sitting Councilor from Sonia Vihar seat on BJP ticket. Kapil has a Masters degree in Social work from Delhi University. He passed in 2006. Known Kejriwal loyalist, Mishra has been associated with him since the India Against Corruption (IAC) days.
When Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan upped their ante against the party leadership, he took the lead in starting a signature campaign urging all MLAs to back Kejriwal. He has worked for non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International. He is also the co-founder and coordinator of a New Delhi-based youth action group called Youth for Justice. He has been involved in campaigning on various social issues.
Mishra also led a protest over the Jessical Lal murder case, demanding justice in the same. In 2007, he had also raised his voice against the exploitation of the Yamuna river in the Delhi Assembly, after which he had been detained for a day.