Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking stay on trial court proceedings in defamation case junked

The court said there is no legal provision to support his plea that criminal proceedings have to be stayed in case there is a civil case going on simultaneously.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 5:36 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will continue facing both civil and criminal proceedings in defamation cases filed against him by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with the Supreme Court Tuesday declining to issue a stay order. A bench led by Justice P C Ghose said there is no merit in Kejriwal’s plea that criminal proceedings must be stayed if a civil case is also filed on the same facts. “We have seen the judgements. We can’t interfere with the judgements of the Delhi High Court and the trial court. The petition is dismissed,” the bench said. The court said there is no legal provision to support his plea that criminal proceedings have to be stayed in case there is a civil case going on simultaneously.

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Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for Kejriwal, said that if the High Court pronounces judgement in the civil proceedings, then the subordinate court would have to follow the law in the case which is based on the same facts and circumstances. He sought staying of the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley against Kejriwal before the trial court and said that the civil proceedings before the High Court shall be continued.

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  1. B
    Nov 22, 2016 at 9:47 am
    SCam is called a Stay Court(SC). lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But the stats are only given if it is a RAPE CASE. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But Bharat mata is being raped for 70 years and continuing in BJP rule, because of SCam's stays!
    1. S
      Nov 22, 2016 at 9:31 am
      Like Rahul when Kejriwal goes to court poonch[TAIL] neechi hoti hai and when comes out phir upar[UP] ho jati hai.THEREFORE WE SAY KI POONCH KABHI SEEDHI NAHI KAR SAKTE.
      1. M
        Nov 22, 2016 at 8:08 am
        AK was desperate to create pressure using demonitisation context bringing even "bribe" of 25 crore!
        1. A
          Nov 22, 2016 at 9:21 am
          jai shri ram....
          1. A
            Abhijit Pathak
            Nov 22, 2016 at 7:40 am
            Sab Mile Hue hain ji. lt;br/gt;Supreme Court must have joined hands with Modi to arrive @ this;br/gt;Consution has also joined hands with Modi , infact Dr Ambedkar and Mr Modi were good friends. lt;br/gt;They could foresee future and had already provision in place to handle Kejriwal's plea
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              Ankush Dey
              Nov 22, 2016 at 6:59 am
              O ho! Please do not pressurise Arvind .... he needs to be free from pressure so he can concentrate on anti-demonetisation crusade .... pls don't trouble or tease him ... he can't even use the now defunct 500 and 1000 notes to pay the 10 cr clai by Jaitley ... no body supporting him not even the courts ...
              1. D
                Nov 22, 2016 at 7:05 am
                Khujliwall gaa*nd maraeyga madarch*d.
                1. B
                  Black Angrez
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 7:35 am
                  Anna Hazare while pushing this dog among the mes didn't give him rabies injection.
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