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Delhi court grants bail to AAP leaders Atishi and others in defamation case

AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta and MLA Manoj Kumar were also granted relief on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each .

india Updated: Jun 08, 2019 03:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The claim was that AAP Leaders have harmed  the reputation of the BJP by blaming it for the deletion of the names of “voters” from electoral rolls.
The claim was that AAP Leaders have harmed the reputation of the BJP by blaming it for the deletion of the names of “voters” from electoral rolls. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

A Delhi court has granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Sushil Gupta, Manoj Kumar and Atishi on a personal bond of ₹10,000 each in connection to a defamation case filed by Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Babbar.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, also an accused in the case, moved exemption through his counsel.

The court has asked the Delhi CM to appear on July 16. Babbar filed a defamation case against Kejriwal, Kumar, Atishi and Gupta for raising complaints that voters names had been “deliberately deleted” from voters’ lists by the BJP.

Babbar, who had moved the application on behalf of BJP’s Delhi unit, sought action against the AAP leaders for alleging that over 30 lakh
names were deleted from the voters’ list in Delhi by the election commission at the behest of the BJP.

In his plea, Babbar had accused the AAP leaders of “harming the reputation of the BJP by blaming the party for the deletion of the names of voters from the electoral rolls in Delhi”.

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