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No summons to Kejriwal in Majithia defamation case

The arguments in revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia’s defamation case against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders about summoning them to Punjab will linger.

punjab Updated: Jul 08, 2016 19:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal (left) and Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia (right)(HT File Photos)

The arguments in revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia’s defamation case against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders about summoning them to Punjab will linger.

Judicial magistrate Ravinder Kaur will hold further hearing on July 18 after no conclusion on Friday here, said minister’s legal adviser Punit Zakhmi. Majithia registered the case onMay 20, saying Kejriwal, AAP’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh, and spokesman Ashish Khetan had accused him of being in drug trade and not doing enough to control the menace in Punjab.

Khetan is also accused of hurting Sikh sentiments in Amritsar when he compared his party’s youth manifesto to Guru Granth Sahib during rally on July 3.

Read: Kejriwal to do sewa at Golden Temple on July 18 to atone for manifesto gaffe

First Published: Jul 08, 2016 19:28 IST