Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders were on Wednesday summoned as accused by a court, in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The court asked them to appear before it on April 7. Besides Mr. Kejriwal, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass also summoned Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai to appear before the court.
The court has summoned them for the alleged offences under Section 500 (criminal defamation) and Section 34 (common intention) of the IPC. “I am summoning Arvind Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai for April 7,” the judge said while pronouncing the order. Mr. Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Mr. Kejriwal and the AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him by involving him in the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) controversy.