December 24, 2016 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: A Delhi court reportedly granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal today (Dec. 24) in a case related to allegedly giving false information in an affidavit filed in the run-up to the 2013 Assembly polls.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ashish Gupta granted the relief to Kejriwal, who appeared in court in pursuance to its direction, on a personal bond of Rs 10,000, and posted the matter for next hearing on April 7, 2017.
Notably, earlier on August 31 the court had exempted the CM from appearance for one day while directing him to personally appear before it on Saturday, considering that bail proceedings were pending.
“The court had summoned Kejriwal in February this year on a criminal complaint filed by Neeraj Saxena and Anuj Agarwal on behalf of the NGO, noting that the politician had prima facie “willfully concealed” and “suppressed” his details in the 2013 elections” notes The Tribune (TT).
“It had noted that there was “sufficient ground” to proceed against him on allegations that he had concealed his correct address and suppressed the market value of his property in his affidavit to the Election Commission”, TT notes further.
Earlier, the NGO had approached the Delhi High Court with a plea seeking quashing of Arvind Kejriwal’s nomination papers on the grounds of “illegalities” in his affidavit. The High Court had refused to entertain the plea and directed the petitioners to approach a magisterial court for remedy.