A Delhi court Saturday summoned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against him for his alleged thulla remark about Delhi Police.
Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Ravindra Kumar Pandey said Kejriwal’s statement was prima facie defamatory and asked him to appear in court on July 14.
The summoning order was issued based on a complaint filed by constable Ajay Kumar Taneja posted at Lajpat Nagar police station. “The court is satisfied that the offence, punishable under sections 499/500 of the IPC, has been committed by Kejriwal. He is being summoned for the same… on July 14,” said MM Pandey.
In his complaint — filed through advocate L N Rao on July 23 last year — Taneja claimed Kejriwal had used the “derogatory” term in reference to policemen on a news channel.