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Defamation case: Amritsar court grants bail to Kejriwal, next hearing on Oct 15

punjab Updated: Jul 29, 2016 13:10 IST
Majithia defamation case

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal interacting with his supporters at Circuit House in Amritsar before appearing in the district court on Friday(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

A court in Amritsar on Friday granted bail to Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal and two other party leaders in a defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Kejriwal, along with AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan, who were co-accused in the defamation case, were present in the jam-packed court room.

The court of additional chief judicial magistrate on July 18 issued summonses to Kejriwal and the others to appear before it following the defamation case. The AAP leaders had accused him of patronising drug trade in Punjab and even called him a “drug lord”.

Many Kejriwal supporters came out in solidarity with the AAP supremo in Amritsar on Friday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Scores of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal activists also came out in support of Majithia.

Majithia said he wanted speedy trial in the defamation case so that the AAP leaders go behind bars for defaming him.

The allegations pertain to three incidents: first being the alleged derogatory remarks made by Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh at the Maghi Rally held at Muktsar Sahib on January 14, allegations levelled against Majithia by Kejriwal during his visit to Amritsar on February 27 and statements of Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan in Chandigarh.

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