New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other AAP leaders were today granted bail by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by an advocate after they furnished personal bond.
Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg released Kejriwal, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav on bail after they appeared before it in pursuance to summons issued against them.
Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav, through advocate Rishikesh Kumar, furnished a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each. The court has now fixed the matter for August 16.
The court had earlier summoned them on the complaint of advocate Surender Kumar Sharma under sections 499, 500 (defamation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. It had said there was prima facie material to summon the accused.
“The press release published in newspapers as well as testimonies of witnesses reflect that defamatory remarks were published in the newspaper which affected the reputation of complainant in the society and lowered his reputation in the eyes of other members of the society,” the court had said.