1. Delhi Court asks Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia to appear on May 15

Delhi Court asks Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia to appear on May 15

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and four other AAP leaders, were directed to appear before a Delhi court on May 15.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 12, 2015 10:07 AM
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Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh, Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti and Ashutosh were chargesheeted by the Delhi Police in connection with the case. All the accused were earlier granted bail by the court. (PTI)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and four other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, accused of violating prohibitory orders here and obstructing public servants in discharge of their duty during an agitation, were on Monday directed to appear before a Delhi court on May 15.

Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain was irked that Kejriwal and other accused had not appeared before it even on the last date of hearing and said there was “no justifiable ground” for their exemption from personal appearance.

Advocate Rishikesh Kumar, who appeared for the accused, assured the court that Kejriwal, Sisodia and other accused would positively appear before it on Tuesday.

“Kindly give us time for Tuesday. They (accused) all will appear. I am giving undertaking that they will appear before the court tomorrow,” the counsel said.

“It has been submitted that accused number one (Kejriwal) and accused number two (Sisodia) are Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi and remaining accused persons are senior members of the AAP and could not appear on Monday due to their busy schedule. Perusal of the records shows that accused persons did not appear on the last date of hearing,” the court said.

“No justifiable grounds for exemption is made out….Put up for appearance of accused persons and arguments on charge on May 15,” the magistrate said.

in connection with the case. All the accused were earlier granted bail by the court.

Kejriwal and other leaders had staged a ‘dharna’ outside Rail Bhavan demanding action against police officials who had refused to carry out a raid on an alleged drug and prostitution racket in South Delhi in January last year.

The six accused were chargesheeted by the police for allegedly violating prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC and also obstructing public servants in discharge of their official duty.

The police had chargesheeted them under various sections of the IPC, including 145 (joining and continuing in an unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of his public function), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty).

In its charge sheet, the police had claimed that on January 19 last year, the Assistant Commissioner of Police had imposed prohibitory orders in North Block, South Block, Vijay Chowk areas near Rail Bhavan and Parliament Street.

On January 20, 2014, Kejriwal and other AAP leaders assembled at the Rail Bhavan chowk defying the prohibitory orders, it had said.

The police had alleged that on being told about the prohibitory orders, Kejriwal had told the cops that he would go to the then Home Minister’s office at North Block in his car and also laid a condition that media persons and his supporters would accompany him.

The charge sheet had further claimed that Kejriwal, Sisodia and other AAP leaders along with 250-300 supporters defied the orders and started moving towards the then Home Minister’s office.

When the police officials present there tried to stop them with barricades, these leaders instigated their supporters and they manhandled policemen, it had alleged.

According to the police, Kejriwal and his supporters then sat on a ‘dharna’ at the chowk defying the prohibitory orders.

The charge sheet had said when Kejriwal and his supporters were stopped at the barricades at Rail Bhavan chowk, they raised slogans against the police, the central government and the Home Ministry and tried to move forward by manhandling the police officials present there.

When the protesters were stopped, Kejriwal got annoyed and declared that he would stage ‘dharna’ for the next 10 days at Rail Bhawan chowk, it had said. He sat there and gave instigating speeches, the police had alleged.

Kejriwal had demanded immediate suspension of the “corrupt” officials who refused to act in the interest of the public whose cause Somnath Bharti had taken up, it had said.

Bharti had created a controversy in January last year when he went to a locality in his constituency in Malviya Nagar, claiming a drug and prostitution ring was being run from a residence and demanded that the police raid the place.

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    Chittaranjan Gupta
    May 14, 2015 at 11:12 am
    It is a mockery of democracy in India.Why can't BJP and Congress combined , face AAP, listing out their achievements. Delhi Police is their stooge.
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      VIvek
      May 14, 2015 at 10:15 am
      Also what happens in BJP when a MP has something to say against Modi. He is thrown out immediatley. in AAP, more than 250 NE members voted against YY and PB. They were not working for party but were moles. Modi is the Real Dictator and Media does not discuss Modi as a Dictator. Modi did Not get a Lokpal in Gujarat for 12 years ............. And since 11 months No appointment on the Jokepal at National level ........... Why does Modi not appoint CVC Head, make CBI independent, Fast track Criminal cases on MPs and MLA to complete in one year, as he promied this last year, before elections. Read about Modi's Dictarorial atude with Sanjay Joshi, Murli Monohar, Advani, How he manipluated BJP and RSS to rise over the shoulders of Advani and then dump him. How he motivated riots and macre of 1800 people in 2002. How he arm twisted journalist and media. How he has no compion for his country men, in Gujarat content&view=article&id=310:why-is-narendra-modi-afraid-of-sanjay-joshi&catid=112:top-stories Read Completely, specially Chapter 4 onwards then decide...
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        VIvek
        May 14, 2015 at 10:09 am
        So what happens in BJP when a MP has something to say against Modi. He is thrown out immediatley. in AAP, more than 250 NE members voted against YY and PB. They were not working for party but were moles. Modi is the Real Dictator and Media does not discuss Modi as a Dictator. Modi did Not get a Lokpal in Gujarat for 12 years ............. And since 11 months No appointment on the Jokepal at National level ........... Why does Modi not appoint CVC Head, make CBI independent, Fast track Criminal cases on MPs and MLA to complete in one year, as he promied this last year, before elections. Read about Modi's Dictarorial atude with Sanjay Joshi, Murli Monohar, Advani, How he manipluated BJP and RSS to rise over the shoulders of Advani and then dump him. How he motivated riots and macre of 1800 people in 2002. How he arm twisted journalist and media. How he has no compion for his country men, in Gujarat content&view=article&id=310:why-is-narendra-modi-afraid-of-sanjay-joshi&catid=112:top-stories Read Completely, specially Chapter 4 onwards then decide...
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          VIvek
          May 14, 2015 at 10:11 am
          This is just maligning by BJP and conspiracy to hide the GOOD WORK of AAP. You would hear this drama from BJP and its Media now and then. So Many of the achievements of AAP Government are listed below. No other Government can do this much work in such a short span of time.....it is no wonder that Kejriwal has been voted as the best CM in India by India Today-Cicero mood of the Nation poll.....Hats off to AAP and Kejriwal....AAP is sincerely working for the common people This is why other political parties are afraid of it and using media and paid trolls to defame AAP..... Because he has challenged the coitere GANG OF CORRUPT FORCES, INCLUDING MEDIA, BJP, CONGRESS, et all. SO THEY ARE WORKING TO DESTABILIZE AND MALIGN AAP BIT BY BIT, EVERY DAY. BUT IT IS BACKFIRING ON BJP AND MEDIA. PEOPLE ARE SMARTER AND DO NOT BELIEVE MEDIA. See how AAP got 96 % seats while all the time Modi even as a PM lost his status and kept demeaning AAP in his political speeches only nonsensical speeches. Now Media at work for him. MAY GOD BLESS ALL.
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            Jyoti
            May 13, 2015 at 6:50 am
            This is non sense.
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