Delhi CM released, in case of giving false affidavit

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a case of allegedly giving false information in an affidavit filed in the run up to 2013 assembly polls. In one complaint, it was alleged that Kejriwal presented an incorrect affidavit with his nomination papers in front of the Election Commission on November 16, 2013 to contest the 2013 Delhi Assembly election.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal discharged Kejriwal in the case saying “merely due to the fact that a person has other residential addresses apart from where he has enrolled himself as a voter, cannot be a ground to presume that he is not a resident of that place from where he registered as a voter”.

The ACMM said that a place of resident is a place where a person ordinarily resides and this may or may not be his permanent address.