Arvind Kejriwal crossed limits of decency by ‘Thulla’ remark: HC told

Taneja, who has filed the criminal defamation complaint against the AAP leader, claimed that by referring to policemen as 'Thulla', Kejriwal "has intentionally insulted the entire Delhi Police force as a whole.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 26, 2016 6:56 pm
Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal thulla, Kejriwal thulla remark, Kejriwal delhi police, Kejriwal defamation Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI Photo)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has “crossed all limits of decency” by allegedly using the insulting word ‘Thulla’ for Delhi policemen in an interview, a policeman told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. In his reply filed before Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi police constable Anil Kumar Taneja sought dismissal of a plea filed by Kejriwal seeking stay and setting aside of a trial court’s order summoning him in a criminal defamation complaint against him.

Taneja, who has filed the criminal defamation complaint against the AAP leader, claimed that by referring to policemen as ‘Thulla’, Kejriwal “has intentionally insulted the entire Delhi Police force as a whole and caused unnecessary provocation to the police personnel in Delhi”. “Being Chief Minister of Delhi, which is a constitutional position, the petitioner (Kejriwal) has immense influence and reach across public domain. His words definitely impact the public at large and the personnel of Delhi Police.

“Therefore, by using such a derogatory and insulting word, he (Kejriwal) has crossed all limits of decency while uttering such words on a famous national hindi news channel, that too in an interview being telecast at prime time…,” he said in his reply filed through advocate L N Rao.

Seeking dismissal of Kejriwal’s plea, Taneja claimed that the word uttered by the Chief Minister was sufficient to harm his reputation in the eyes of the general public and “lowered the image” of Delhi Police as a whole. “This remark ‘Thulla’ uttered by the petitioner (Kejriwal) has not only maligned the reputation of the respondent number one (Taneja) but also degraded the image and reputation of entire Delhi Police in the eyes of the general public and in the society as a whole,” the reply said.

Meanwhile, during the hearing, the counsel appearing for Kejriwal sought more time to file an affidavit in the matter. The court fixed the matter for hearing on February 21 next year. The court had earlier issued notice to the constable and sought his response on the Chief Minister’s plea. The high court in July had asked Kejriwal to explain the meaning of word ‘thulla’ he allegedly used against policemen while staying the trial court’s order.

The word used by Kejriwal was a Hindi word and the high court wanted to know its meaning as it does not exist in the dictionary. Earlier, Kejriwal’s counsel had told the court that the word ‘Thulla’ was not used against all policemen but against those indulging in wrong practices. In the complaint filed on July 23 last year before the trial court, Taneja had claimed that Kejriwal had used the “derogatory” term for policemen on a news channel while talking about the AAP government’s “constraints” in ensuring effective functioning of the Anti-Corruption Branch.

“If a word like ‘thulla’ is used by an eminent personality like Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to refer to personnel of Delhi Police, then the general public too would have no respect or regard for police personnel who dedicate their entire lives to maintain law and order in Delhi,” the plea had said. The constable had earlier claimed to have called the office and residence of Kejriwal and also on the helpline numbers to talk to him, but there was no “positive response”.

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    IML sood
    Oct 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    Shame on Aaptards giving sermons to Delhi HC, first this Khujli abuses others, when get pay back he through his lawyers started playing victim card making hue and cry and in his noise many of his slaves start ranting.Why so much hard earned money is being wasted to defend this joker whose only job is to escape from any reposibility in Delhi and do his nautanki in other states.But how long he can escape that is the moot Q.
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      HIGHLY.CORRUPT.OF.INDIA
      Oct 27, 2016 at 3:34 am
      HIGHLY CORRUPT(HC) has crossed the limits of ROTTEN JUDICIIAL DECENCY.
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        Nilesh Varade
        Oct 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm
        Word thulla is lesser impact than Delhi pokice doing with Delhi MLAs more than 11 MLA have been allegedly arrested and tourchered some MLAs since Delhi victory twice. What is an insult either MLAs arrests or thulla word....if wrong things has a word of expression, then the word is right....
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          DT
          Oct 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm
          It is not just the police of delhi, the all India police force earned it out of their sheer hard work at corrupt practices. And it seems it is no diffrent with the judicial system. Thay have cases pending since before independence. The judges just seem to be pocketing the ries and perks without delivering judgements. Time for the judjges too have appropriate term like "thullas"
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            Ram kapoor
            Oct 27, 2016 at 4:30 am
            Aye din Delhi m yaha Murder/rape hote rehte h din dahade ... And delhipolice /HC ko thulla/dignity/public image k padi h ... Bc kuch sharam karo is vardi k kuch toh izzat karo
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              Saurabh
              Oct 26, 2016 at 1:56 pm
              I hope Delhi HC also says this to people like yogi adityanath and sadhvi pragya. Why to use law selectively.?
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                Saurabh
                Oct 26, 2016 at 1:59 pm
                Lakhs of case pending before Delhi HC including serious crimes like rape, murder and kidnapping, etc. And Delhi HC is more bothered about 'thulla' remark for which AK has already apologized.
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                  Avinash
                  Oct 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                  Good to know atleast some one have good image about Indian police.lt;br/gt;Personally I do not have any good image of Police. I am still scared of their action and inactions - both.lt;br/gt;Their language and arrogance is always loathed.lt;br/gt;May be Kejriwal used a harsh word - but when PM can call people Naxals and bring Somalia like situation, Thulla is still a mild language.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ofcourse AK should mind his language as a better example how to speak being at responsible position.
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                    Balgit
                    Oct 27, 2016 at 8:32 am
                    The entire Police should be dismissed for their corruption, inefficiency and cruelness, and new professional force should be raised like in USA.
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                      Raj
                      Oct 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm
                      At least he is not a m murderer !
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                        Champa Bai
                        Oct 27, 2016 at 6:05 am
                        While there are so many serious criminal cases pending for hearing this Delhi Police and judiciary is wasting tax payers money and time in discussing the word thulla.......neither the police nor the courts have time to discuss and solve serious cases, but they have all the time to waste discussing words like thulla, image of DP etc etc.............and then we claim that we want to become a super power........kya chu%^%$% hai bhai
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                          Laxmi Narayan
                          Oct 27, 2016 at 4:51 am
                          What is wrong in saying DELHI POLICE as THULLA??? Police should analyse comments of judges in all cases or arrest Delhi Police by this time made.......
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                            vijaykumar
                            Oct 26, 2016 at 1:51 pm
                            Why the courts take so much time to dispose cases regarding political people?
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                              mohan
                              Oct 27, 2016 at 4:35 am
                              As C.M of U.T.Delhi a person holding a high office should use his words very carefully¬ use words which are on the lips of ruffians,goondas,lafangasandmore so when it is claimed that he is from IITandEx.IRS.Kejti has crossed all limits of decency.He has got a filthy mouthed.He has abused all high ups including the PM.I think that courts are going to teach him a lesson.
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                                fsafssa
                                Oct 27, 2016 at 11:49 am
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                                  harish
                                  Oct 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm
                                  If Kujli is really interested to work, there is tons of work be done in Delhi and he has enough power also., why Kujli is always blaming PM???
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                                    JayHind
                                    Oct 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm
                                    According to karunanidhi hindu means .....
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                                      Mohanan k
                                      Oct 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm
                                      Low cultured persons can't keep using decent words and actions for long time. Their real nature is exposed frequently.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;KEJRI had his childhood and boyhood hearing and using such many low cultured ugly and nasty words.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;How he can forget such ugly words from his memory? Such so many ugly and abuse words are swirling throughout his mind. Some of those ugly and words are vomited occasionally.lt;br/gt;That is one of the reasons why STANIS like him as FUTURE PM of INDIA.
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                                        Intolerant Logic80
                                        Oct 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm
                                        Of course SPIT and then LICK is the ONLY work Kejri can do efficiently and quiet cowardly.
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                                          Ashok Mazumdar
                                          Oct 26, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                                          If Thulla is Very Bad,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Then Thullu is Equally Bad.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Summon Kapil Sharma as well,lt;br/gt;As his Father was a Policeman.
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                                            Ashok Mazumdar
                                            Oct 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                                            Thulla is Male.lt;br/gt;Thullu is Female.
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