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Court dismisses case against Kejriwal over ‘defamatory’ comments on PM

india Updated: May 31, 2016 18:13 IST
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference at Delhi Secretariat.(PTI File Photo)

A Delhi court dismissed on Tuesday a criminal complaint filed against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly using “defamatory and seditious” words against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The complaint, filed by advocate Pradeep Dwivedi, had sought Kejriwal’s prosecution under Section 124A (sedition) and Section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), alleging there was “seditious intention” behind the remarks which spread “hatred and contempt” against Modi.

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In December last year, Kejriwal had taken to Twitter to announce that the Central Bureau of Investigation allegedly raided his office and lashed out at Modi over the action. He said the PM was a “coward” and a “psychopath”.

“When Modi cudn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice. Modi is a coward and a psychopath (sic),” Kejriwal had tweeted.

The central agency, however, said the raids were conducted on senior bureaucrat and CM’s secretary Rajender Kumar’s office for allegedly favouring a particular firm in bagging state tenders over the last few years.

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