Chief of AAM Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister breathed a sigh of relief after taking a decision of Supreme Court to stay summon issued by a lower court in UP. A FIR was lodged against Kejriwal and his party colleague Kumar Vishwas allegedly for making a proactive speech in 2014 election.
HC refused to quash their appeal
Agreeing to hear their appeal, a bench headed by Justice JS khehar issued a notice to UP government. Kejriwal and Vishwas have also required quashing of the criminal case against them. A FIR was lodged by the assistant election officer on April20, 2014 against Kejriwal and Vishwas for allegedly making a proactive speech in Gauriganj are of Amethi district.
The charge sheet was filled on Aril 13.2016 and in October, the court of an additional chief judicial magistrate, Sultanpur, issued summons against them. They approached Allahabad high court to challenge trial court order but HC refused to quash the proceedings and asked them to comply with lower court summoning order.
HC rejects to quash the proceeding against AAM Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and his mate
“For the facts and circumstances mentioned above, I do not find any sufficient ground to interfere in the present matter. I also do not find any sufficient groun to quash the entire criminal proceeding of case No.216 of 2016. The petition lacks merit, deserves to be dismissed. The petition is, therefore, dismissed,” HC said.