A two-member team of Amritsar police flew to New Delhi on Tuesday to hand over summons to Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal and his party colleagues Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan for a court appearance on July 29 regarding the defamation case filed against the trio by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
If the Delhi chief minister comes to Amritsar on July 29, it will be his third visit this month. He was here on July 3 for releasing the party manifesto and on July 18 for performing ‘sewa’ at the Golden Temple.
Majithia had filed a defamation suit under the criminal offences against Kejriwal, AAP’s Punjab unit in-charge Sanjay Singh and party’s Delhi dialogue commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan.
The suit was filed on May 20 under Sections 499, 500, 34, 120-B of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), accusing the AAP leaders of tarnishing his family’s reputation through ‘false, malicious’ allegations.
The police team that left for New Delhi included ACP Hardial Singh and Civil Lines SHO inspector Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa.