10 criminal cases against Arvind Kejriwal: ADR

Congress leader Shoib Iqbal, contesting from Matia Mahal has maximum criminal cases against him.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2015 7:55 pm
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The election watchdog ADR today said Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has 10 criminal cases against him.

The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), on the basis of its analysis of the affidavits of 673 candidates in fray for February 7 Delhi assembly polls, pointed out that Congress leader Shoib Iqbal, contesting from Matia Mahal has maximum criminal cases against him.

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Iqbal is followed by AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Gulab Singh who have 10 criminal cases each against them.

While Kejriwal is seeking re-election from high-profile New Delhi constituency, Singh is contesting from Matiala.

They are closely followed by Shiromani Akali Dal’s Manjinder Singh Sirsa who is also the richest candidate in fray and has declared 9 criminal cases against himself.

Congress candidate Asif Mohd Khan, who is contesting from Okhla constituency, has declared 7 criminal cases while AAP’s Manish Sisodia has 6.

“Arvind Kejriwal has declared in his affidavit that he has 47 charges against him including causing hurt to deter public servant from duty, disobedience to order promulgated by public servant, rioting and defamation, among others. Out of these,

cognizance has been taken in seven cases and charges have been framed in one case,” Jagdeep Chhokar, founder-member, ADR, said at a press conference here.

ADR has pointed out in its report that as many as 114 out of 673 candidates in poll fray have criminal cases against them and 19 out of 70 were ‘red alert’ constituencies which had at least three tainted candidates each.

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  1. R
    Jan 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm
    Bogus cases against Arvind K.
    1. M
      Jan 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm
      We like to know waht kind of offence teh AAP candidates have commited. We consider rape, murder, attempt to murder, physical violence ect.. as criminal cases. AK has none of such cases
      1. Ujjwal K Chowdhury
        Jan 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm
        ADR has to devise a mechanism to differ political cases and hardcore criminal cases, and also differentiate between just FIRs and convictions, or else it will never be taken seriously. It must suo moto make efforts to make its report usable and exemplary and not put all categories of complaints and FIRs under one umbrella. Or else, such farcical conclusions as this one will come. Rapes/murders and political protests and fight with police where police puts rioting cases will all be considered the same.