Kejriwal's bribe remark: Court to hear arguments on report
A city court would next month hear arguments on a police report on a complaint seeking action against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last Delhi assembly elections.
New Delhi: A city court would next month hear arguments on a police report on a complaint seeking action against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last Delhi assembly elections.
Metropolitan Magistrate Babru Bhan posted the matter for October 14 as the main counsel in the complaint was not present today.
The official of Sabzi Mandi Police Station in its action taken report filed in pursuance to a court order, has said that the remarks were allegedly made by Kejriwal at a public rally in Uttam Nagar area of West Delhi which does not fall in its jurisdiction and the complaint has been transferred to Uttam Nagar Police Station.
"It is revealed that Uttam Nagar area falls in the jurisdiction of Police Station Uttam Nagar in West Delhi. No offence is made out in the area of Police Station Sabzi Mandi," the report, filed on the complaint of advocate Ikrant Sharma, said.
"It is, therefore, requested that in view of above facts and circumstances no offence is made out in the jurisdiction of Police Station Sabzi Mandi. Present complaint may kindly be directed to SHO Police Station Uttam Nagar...," it said.
The court had on February 3 directed SHO of Subzi Mandi Police Station to file ATR on several issues, including on whether they have received any such complaint and what action they have taken.
On Sharma's complaint, the court had asked the police to enquire whether any cognizable offence was made out against Kejriwal and if yes, whether any FIR has been registered. The court had also asked them to inform it about the status of its investigation.
The report said the police had received a complaint in this regard and no FIR was registered.
Sharma had sought registration of FIR against Kejriwal for alleged offences including abetment, offering or accepting bribe and punishment for bribery under the Indian Penal Code.