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Defamation case: Delhi HC exempts Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance on Dec 11

PTI
Published : Dec 7, 2017, 2:53 pm IST
Updated : Dec 7, 2017, 2:55 pm IST

Arvind Kejriwal had sought a stay on the summons issued to him by the trial court on March 4.

Mr Chandra, had on November 17, 2016, sought prosecution of the Delhi chief minister for allegedly defaming him by leveling false allegations in the wake of demonetisation. (Photo: File)
 Mr Chandra, had on November 17, 2016, sought prosecution of the Delhi chief minister for allegedly defaming him by leveling false allegations in the wake of demonetisation. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday exempted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance before a trial court on December 11 in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra.

A bench of Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued notice to Delhi Police and Chandra seeking their response on the chief minister's plea to quash the complaint filed by the BJP leader.

The court, which was not inclined to stay the proceedings before the trial court, however, exempted Mr Kejriwal's personal appearance and listed the matter for further hearing on January 22.

Arvind Kejriwal had sought a stay on the summons issued to him by the trial court on March 4.

Mr Chandra, had on November 17, 2016, sought prosecution of the Delhi chief minister for allegedly defaming him by leveling false allegations in the wake of demonetisation.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi