Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was summoned as an accused in a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, was granted bail by a court in Delhi on Friday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh granted the relief to Kejriwal on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 10,000 after he appeared before the court. The court has now fixed the matter for further hearing on August 6.
Kejriwal was summoned as accused by the court in February this year on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Bidhuri, an MP from South Delhi parliamentary constituency, under section 500 (defamation) of the IPC. Bidhuri had alleged that Kejriwal had defamed him during an interview with a news channel.
He had claimed that during the interview, Kejriwal had falsely said that criminal cases were pending against Bidhuri and a Congress leader but the Delhi Police was not taking action against them.
Bidhuri claimed that no case was pending against him and Kejriwal had defamed him by giving such a statement.
( Source – PTI )