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BJP member files defamation case against Kejriwal over objectionable social media post

In his plea, Kumar stated he faced embarrassment on many occasions due to the "utterly irresponsible and defamatory tweet by Kejriwal, who holds such high position". 

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: May 03, 2019 13:42 IST
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Defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

A defamation case has been filed by Bharatiya Janata Party member Rajesh Kumar, against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Kumar has accused Kejriwal of tweeting objectional comments against his party men. 

The complaint was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who has listed the matter for a hearing on May 16.

Kumar, who claimed to be convenor of the legal cell of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Purvanchal Morcha in Delhi, told the court that he was shocked to see a tweet by Kejriwal saying that BJP members kept roaming around the country and raping Hindu girls.

"The accused (Kejriwal) has successfully dented the reputation of the complainant in particular and his party," Kumar said in his complaint.

Kumar wanted to lodge a complaint as soon as he came across the tweet on September 30, 2018. He, however, doubted that the same would be dealt with seriously. 

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In his plea, Kumar stated he faced embarrassment on many occasions due to the "utterly irresponsible and defamatory tweet by Kejriwal, who holds such high position". 

"The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence," the complainant said.

He has requested the court to issue summons against Kejriwal under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act dealing with defamation and promoting enmity between different groups.

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