Kejriwal bribery remark complaint to be heard on July 28

| Monday, May 18, 2015 - 19:53
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Kejriwal bribery remark complaint to be heard on July 28

New Delhi: A court here on Monday said it will hear on July 28 a private complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for asking voters to take bribes from other parties but vote for his AAP during the assembly elections.

Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Gusain Solanki fixed July 28 to hear the case, in which Delhi Police are yet to file a status report.

The complaint was filed by Ikrant Sharma, who has alleged that making such a statement was not only against the model code of conduct but also amounted to criminal offence because Kejriwal was promoting and instigating the public to accept bribes from erring politicians.

"Thus, the accused (Kejriwal) was not only promoting the offence but also spreading this message among the public. Hence, the act of the accused comes under the definition of criminal offences as mentioned in the Indian Penal Code," he said in his complaint filed in February.

Sharma has requested the court to summon, try and prosecute Kejriwal and also direct Delhi Police to register a case against him.

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