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Kejriwal refuses to seek bail in defamation case

Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday stood firm in a local court on his stand of not seeking bail in a defamation case filed against him by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's political secretary. Kejriwal was accused of making 'defaming' remarks against Dikshit during power tariff hike protests.

delhi Updated: Jun 06, 2013, 09:51 IST
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Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday stood firm in a local court on his stand of not seeking bail in a defamation case filed against him by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's political secretary. Kejriwal was accused of making 'defaming' remarks against Dikshit during power tariff hike protests.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Sanjay Bansal released Kejriwal on an undertaking that he would appear on every date of hearing after he refused to seek bail.

The Aam Admi Party (AAP)chief is accused of defaming Dikshit by making “baseless” allegations against her last year in several protests on power tariff hike.

On being asked by the court to furnish a personal or surety bond, Kejriwal refused to do so saying it is his decision of not giving any bond and he has been following the same principle in other cases lodged against him.

“I do not want any special treatment. Kindly treat me as a common man. This is my own decision that I am not going to furnish any bail bond. Kindly treat me the way law of the land demands,” Kejriwal submitted before the court.

He stuck to his earlier stand and added that he is ready to face the consequences but will not furnish the bond as giving a surety would mean “there is an apprehension that I might flee”, which is not the case.

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