Court grants exemption to Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case

BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri told the court that Kejriwal`s defamatory statements had maligned his image.

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 06, 2016, 19:04 PM IST

New Delhi: A court here on Monday granted exemption from personal appearance to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri.

Kejriwal`s counsel Rishikesh Kumar and Neha Rastogi told Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh that Kejriwal has to attend a cabinet meeting and he would not be able to attend the court.

Allowing Kejriwal`s plea for exemption, the court fixed July 8 as next date of hearing.

The court was hearing a defamation complaint filed by Bidhuri alleging that Kejriwal had made defamatory statements against him, terming him a criminal, in an interview to a private channel on July 17 last year.

Bidhuri told the court that Kejriwal`s defamatory statements had maligned his image.