SC asks Delhi HC to decide on criminal defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

News Agencies | First published: 17 November 2016, 15:36 IST
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The Supreme Court today asked the Delhi High Court to decide on Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal's plea seeking quashing of criminal defamation against him.

The bench of the apex court, headed by Justice AK Sikri and R Bhanumati referred the matter back to the Delhi HC and said there won't be any stay on lower court proceedings in the case.

A plea was filed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal's son Amit Sibal against the Delhi High Court's order granting exemption from personal appearance to Kejriwal and others in a defamation case.

Besides Kejriwal and Sisodia, Sibal had also named former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members Prashant Bhushan and Shazia IImi as accused in the case.

Sibal had alleged that the accused had said he had taken advantage of his father's position to represent a telecom company in court cases.

According to reports, Kejirwal had been targeting Sibal over the Vodafone tax case when Kapil Sibal took the charge of the law ministry.


First published: 17 November 2016, 15:36 IST