A Delhi court on Saturday directed the police to file a reply on a complaint against Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly lowering the reputation of parliament and committing an offence of sedition.
Metropolitan Magistrate Purshotam Pathak asked police to file a report by April 11 on a petition moved by NGO member Vibhor Anand, seeking sanction to prosecute Kejriwal.
Anand, whose NGO based in West Patel Nagar in central Delhi provides legal aid to people, alleged that Kejriwal made an objectionable speech at a rally in Ghaziabad Feb 26 with malafide intention to lower the reputation of parliament.
The accused "uttered objectionable words intentionally and with mala fide intention with the sole motive to lower the credibility and reputation of the elected representatives in parliament", said Anand in his application.
He alleged Kejriwal's statement was intended to create feelings of hostility, hatred and contempt towards MPs.
Anand in his application alleged that Kejriwal committed penal offences of sedition and criminal intimidation.