Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal passed the order after lawyers for the three leaders sought cancellation of the NBWs.
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday stayed the non-bailable warrants, which were issued against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav after they had failed to appear before it in a criminal defamation complaint filed in 2013. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal passed the order after lawyers for the three leaders sought cancellation of the NBWs.
The court said it will take up the main matter on April 29. Advocate Surender Kumar Sharma, in his complaint, had alleged that in 2013 he was approached by volunteers of AAP who had asked him to contest the Delhi Assembly elections on a party ticket, saying Mr Kejriwal was pleased with his social services.
He filled up the application form to contest the polls after being told by Mr Sisodia and Mr Yadav that AAP’s political affairs committee had decided to give him the ticket. Opposing the complaint, the AAP leaders had submitted that cancellation or allotment of an election ticket is the prerogative of the party.