Kejriwal among five AAP candidates facing criminal cases

New Delhi: Five candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal have criminal cases against them.

Kejriwal has five cases against him and charges have been framed in the defamation case, filed by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's political secretary Pawan Khera.

Police is yet to frame charges against Kejriwal in other four cases.

Most of these cases are related to rioting, unlawful assembly, obstructing public servant in discharge of duty, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.

Similarly, AAP leader and candidate from Babarpur Assembly Constituency Gopal Rai has two cases against him.

Charges have been framed in a case of 1999, filed in Lucknow.

Rai has cases related to criminal intimidation, rioting, armed with deadly weapon, mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees, disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

AAP spokesperson and candidate from Patparganj Assembly Manish Sisodia has three cases against him.

It includes voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty, acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.

Cases of rioting, armed with deadly weapon, every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions were also among others charges.

While Harish Avasthi, candidate from Rithala Assembly constituency, has just one case against him which relates to voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty.

AAP candidate from Rohini, Rajesh Garg Rohiniwale, has two cases against him.

The charges relates to voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty, possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof, rioting, rioting and armed with deadly weapon, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions.

PTI
First Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 22:35


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