Court issues summons to Arvind Kejriwal, 2 others in defamation case

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Amritsar:  An Amritsar court on Tuesday issued summons to AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two others of his party asking them to appear before it on July 29 in a defamation case.

Besides Kejriwal, summons were issued to journalist-turned-politician Ashish Khetan and AAP’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh by Chief Judicial Magistrate Gurpartap Singh in a case filed by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

The development came on a day when Mr Kejriwal visited Golden Temple to perform volunteer service.

On May 20, Mr Majithia had filed a criminal defamation case against the three in a court here alleging that AAP was bent upon tarnishing his and his family’s image by levelling baseless allegations.

This is the second case he has filed against AAP leaders. On January 12, 2015, he had filed a case in a Ludhiana court against some of its leaders for accusing him of patronising the drug mafia and for threatening to put him in jail if the party was voted to power in Punjab in 2017.

Those named as accused in the case are out on bail.

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