A Delhi Court on 16th of July, granted bail to Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia in two criminal defamation cases filed by Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) and it’s leader Vijendra Gupta.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to him on a personal bond of RS 10,000 and one surety of the like amount in both the cases.
In the first case, the BJP, through its leader Rajeev Babbar, had sought proceedings against Arvind Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and AAP spokesperson Atishi Malena for harming the reputation of the party by blaming it for deletion of names of “voters” from electoral rolls in Delhi.
In the 2nd case, Gupta had accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders of “maligning” his image by accusing him of attempting to kill the Delhi chief minister.
Mr. Gupta, who is the leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, has claimed in the complaint that due to widespread circulation of tweets and news reports on the statement of the two AAP leaders, his reputation was harmed for which they have not expressed any remorse or apologies.