Assam court summons Kejriwal in defamation case

An Assam court has summoned Arvind Kejriwal for appearance on January 30 after a defamation case was filed against him.

Published: 27th December 2016 07:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2016 07:37 PM   |  A+A-

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Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo | AFP)

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GUWAHATI: An Assam court has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for appearance on January 30 after a defamation case was filed against him by an elected member of an autonomous council over his December 15 alleged tweet “Modi Ji 12 pass hai, uski baad degree fargi hai”.

A case under IPC Sections 499, 500 and 501 was registered against him. These Sections suggest defamation and the punishment is “simple imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both”.

The complainant, Surya Rongphar, is an executive member of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council and a local BJP leader. He had moved central-eastern Assam’s Diphu court on Monday against the Delhi CM over his alleged “derogatory” remark against the Prime Minister.

Taking cognizance of the case, Justice Naba Kumar Deka Barua issued summons to Kejriwal, ordering him to appear in his court on January 30.

Appearing on behalf of the complainant Rongphar, advocates KK Dutta, B Gogoi and H Teronpi had filed the case. Rongphar had also recorded his statement before the court. Despite repeated attempts, he was not available for comments.

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