The NGO had approached the Delhi HC with a plea seeking quashing of Mr Kejriwal’s nomination papers on the ground of “illegalities” in his affidavit.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, moved the Delhi high court seeking quashing of summons issued by a trial court in a complaint case alleging that he gave false information to the poll panel in his affidavit in the run up to the 2013 Assembly election.
The trial court had iss-ued summons to Mr Kejriwal in February last year on a criminal compla-int filed by Neeraj Saxena and Anuj Agarwal on behalf of an NGO, noting that the CM had prima facie “wilfully concealed” and “suppressed” details.
Mr Kejriwal has not appeared before the lower court as he was getting exemptions from personal appearance. The trial court had on December 24 last year granted bail to him.
Taking note of the CM’s plea challenging the summon, Justice I.S. Mehta, on Monday, issued notice and sought the response of the complainant in the matter. It asked Mr Saxena and Mr Agarwal, the private complainants, to file their replies by August 4.
Earlier, the NGO had approached the Delhi HC with a plea seeking quashing of Mr Kejriwal’s nomination papers on the ground of “illegalities” in his affidavit.