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Evening briefing: TMC leader's claim on Shahjahan's arrest; Kejriwal on retweeting 'defamatory' video, and more

Feb 26, 2024 06:09 PM IST

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Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh on Monday said that Sheikh Shahjahan, accused of land grabbing and sexual assault in North 24 Parganas village Sandeshkhali, will be arrested in seven days. Ghosh's statement comes after the Calcutta high court stating that there is no stay on the arrest of Shahjahan, who is absconding since the January 5 attack on Enforcement Directorate officials who had gone to Sandeshkhali to search his premises in a ration scam. “Public notice shall be given in this case. There is no stay order in Sandeshkhali cases. There is no reason to not arrest him,” the high court had said. Dig deeper

TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh is on the run following the attack on ED officials in Sandeshkhali. (File)
TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh is on the run following the attack on ED officials in Sandeshkhali. (File)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told the Supreme Court that he made a mistake by retweeting an allegedly defamatory video posted by YouTuber Dhruv Rathee. Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Kejriwal, said, “I can say this much that I made a mistake by retweeting.” The bench comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta refrained from issuing notice on Kejriwal's plea contesting a Delhi High Court ruling that upheld summons issued to him as an accused in the criminal defamation case. Instead, they inquired whether the complainant wished to close the matter considering the chief minister's apology. Dig deeper

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That’s all we have at this hour in our evening briefing. Catch you tomorrow morning.

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