A Delhi Court is all set to file a case against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint. The case of criminal defamation complaint is being filed against the two of them. The Court had sent a notice to the two AAP leaders and Yogendra Yadav to appear in the Court on the 8th of August. Arvind Kejriwal though got an exemption because of the four day monsoon session of the Delhi assembly he would be attending. Even Sisodia got the exemption on the same basis.
Nirmal Singh 3C Company says that the case of criminal defamation was filed against the two AAP leaders and Yadav by advocate Surendra Kumar Sharma who was denied the ticket by the Aam Aadmi Party. Yadav, who was earlier a member of the National executive of the AAP until 2015, started his own party Swaraj India after being expelled from AAP on the grounds of indulging in anti- party activities.
According to Nirmal Singh 3C Company, Sharma sent an application where he has mentioned that the volunteers of the AAP had asked him to contest the Delhi Assembly elections on their party ticket. Arvind Kejriwal had himself said that he was offering the ticket to Sharma after being impressed by his social services. This was however in 2013. The main issue began when on October 14, 2013 the complaint was registered for an article published in the leading newspaper and carried words that were defamatory and unlawful and resulted in the downgrading of his impression in the society.
Nirmal Singh 3C Company says that the AAP leaders submitted their report on the complaint, saying that the cancellation or the allotment of an election ticket is the decision of the party and the complaint has no proper information which justifies that case registered against them. The case however went on and everything was settled down in the presence of all the involved members. Arvind, Sisodia and Yadav had been granted bail earlier.
The summons were issued against the AAP leaders under sections 499, 500 and 34 of the IPC. Nirmal Singh 3C Company says that the trial court said that the press release published in the newspaper shows that defamatory remarks were there in the article and it did lower the reputation of the sufferer in the eyes of the society.