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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal gets bail in 2013 poll affidavit case

The court directed him to furnish a personal bonds of Rs 10,000 and fixed April 7, 2017, as the next date of hearing.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: December 24, 2016 11:35 am


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A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a complaint case filed against him for allegedly giving “misleading information” in his poll affidavit ahead of the 2013 assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Aashish Gupta allowed the bail plea moved by Kejriwal’s counsels Rishikesh Kumar and Irsad as the concerned magistrate was on leave.

The court directed him to furnish a personal bonds of Rs 10,000 and fixed April 7, 2017, as the next date of hearing. Kejriwal appered before the court in pursuance of summon issued against him in the complain case filed by an NGO alleging that Kejriwal had “willfully misled” the Election Commission of India by concealing his correct address and suppressing the market value of his property.

The court held that furnishing an improper address so that the proper/correct address remained untraceable and also giving an improper valuation of the property “prima facie amounts to willful concealment and suppression and also furnishing of false information and thus, there is sufficient ground for proceeding against the accused Arvind Kejriwal under section 125 A (penalty for filing false affidavit) of the Representation of the People Act and section 177 (furnishing false information) of the Indian Penal Code”.

The complaint was filed by NGO Maulik Bharat Trust, through its office bearers, Neeraj Saxena and Anuj Aggarwal, alleging that Kejriwal “suppressed the actual figures of property owned by him” and and deliberately furnished a wrong address of his property in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

The plea contended that “willful concealment and suppression of correct address and value of the aforesaid property amounts to commission of a criminal offence under section 125A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 punishable with six months of imprisonment and/or fine or both.”

All candidates filing nomination papers are required to furnish an affidavit to the EC with details of the actual cost of property and any investments that they have made.

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    Amit Mukhopadhyay
    Dec 24, 2016 at 7:19 am
    Regardless of whether these allegations are true or false, there is a conflict between these allegations and people's ordinary interest. People want work, not nit-picking over trivial matters. For example, after Jitender Tomar became MLA, he started work on an railway line underp project, work in which was in a state of "just about to start" for decades and this was a long-standing grievance of the local residents. Without an underp they would have to take a long detour to go to the other side, or they would have to cross the line on foot. Tomar started the work, but soon the matter of certificate controversy surfaced, Tomar was arrested, court-kacheri started, and the project went back to cold storage. The work was stopped. Not just the work was stopped, but the work was stopped after local MP Harshvardhan surve the project by visiting the area. So, this is one of the examples that people's work is suffering due to unnecessary nit-picking over trivial matters. I can give a list of ground-level problems to Neeraj Saxena and Anuj Aggarwal. Will they be able to address the issues? For example, DDA is vacating the Kathputli colony in Patel nagar. Have Neeraj and Anuj visited Kathputli colony in the last two days? But Satyendra Jain visited. So these court-kacheri people should allow the govt to function and stop unnecessary nit-picking over trivial issues. Kanoon to bahaut kuch kehta hai, par haquikat kuch aur hote hai. One must be able to realize that the ordinary common man requires a govt more than some freelance litigants.
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      Dec 24, 2016 at 8:26 am
      urban naxals are ruining delhi. may god save my city. incompetent kejrilal has attended e meetings in CM office in last 4 months .that yoo for 5 minutes each time....governance is somethibg which he os not aware of. other MLAs are extorting money from shopkeepers,doctors....
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        Bir Chand
        Dec 24, 2016 at 9:12 am
        By the time the case will be decided he would complete second term also. Indian justice delivery system is for the influential and strategists.
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          Against Sick
          Dec 24, 2016 at 7:55 am
          'Because the work will suffer, let the perpetrators of the fraud be let off' is not only an immoral but also dangerous argument. Secondly if Tomar was gone, AAP should have ensured that the work doent suffer by way of entrusting the responsibility to some other member. Lastly, wasnt Kejri the one who was talking like an only honest man on the planet, whag happened now? Shojld he not resign now?
          1. J
            Dec 24, 2016 at 7:10 am
            And all other politicians have filed their actual exact street address - where they actually live all the time ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And the exact and "precise" value of their ets ?
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