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Delhi High Court asks Kejriwal to explain the meaning of 'thulla'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 July 2016, 14:17 IST

The Delhi High Court on 13 July asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to explain the meaning of the word "thulla" - a term he allegedly used to refer to the Delhi Police last year.

Staying the trial court's order summoning Kejriwal for criminal defamation, the High Court has set 21 August as the next date of hearing in the case.

Kejriwal allegedly used the word "thulla" in an interview to a news channel on 7 July 2015.

A Delhi Police constable, Harvinder, filed the criminal defamation case against the Aam Aadmi Party chief for using the allegedly derogatory term against policemen. He claimed that it had harmed his reputation in the eyes of the general public, including his family, relatives and friends.

Another Delhi Police constable, Ajay Kumar Taneja, posted with the Lajpat Nagar police station, also filed a complaint claiming he was "hurt" by Kejriwal's remark and felt "insulted and defamed".

First published: 13 July 2016, 14:17 IST
 
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