New Delhi: Essel Group Chairman and Rajya Sabha member Dr Subhash Chandra on Thursday filed a criminal defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a Delhi court.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader had recently mentioned the name of Dr Chandra while referring to those who have allegedly amassed black money.
In his plea, Essel Group Chairman said that Kejriwal, while addressing a press conference on November 11 had made "false, fabricated and defamatory allegations" against him.
The complaint sought Chief Minister's prosecution under section 500 (defamation) of Indian Penal Code.
The complaint, filed through advocate Vijay Aggarwal, said that Kejriwal "defamed the complainant (Dr Chandra) by making inherently defamatory statements and caused serious harm to his reputation by imputing behavior incompatible with proper conduct and suggestions of involvement in illegal activity."
The case was filed in the Patiala House Court, New Delhi.
If found guilty, Kejriwal can be imprisoned for two years.
When the demonetisation move was announced, he had said: “My humble submission to whosoever is listening to this is to support him (PM Modi). This is a good thing for all of us, particularly the common man. Maybe big people like me will hate, but I ask them also, let us stop this. Let us be clean. Let us enjoy the money we earn, because the enjoyment can be only if you make legitimate money. Our military give their lives for the country, why can't we give him the 50 days that he has asked for. In fact, I am willing to give 500 days. Of course, even today I am very happy because we had no issue of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in our group.”