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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First Published on: November 22, 2016 11:58 am
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    Bonkered.bhakt
    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!
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      SURESH
      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.
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        MyTake
        Nov 22, 2016 at 8:08 am
        AK was desperate to create pressure using demonitisation context bringing even "bribe" of 25 crore!
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          A
          Nov 22, 2016 at 9:21 am
          jai shri ram....
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            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 decision.lt;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 ...
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                Dash
                Nov 22, 2016 at 7:05 am
                Khujliwall gaa*nd maraeyga madarch*d.
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                  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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                    dharampalgupta
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                    The argument forwarded on behalf of Kejriwal have got no merit except it was moved by Mr Jethmlani
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                      Against Sick
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 6:40 am
                      enough of shoot and scoot Mr Aaloo. Get ready to spend time behind bars,
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                        Jai
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 9:56 am
                        This guy Kejriwal can afford a expensive lawyer like Ram Jetmalani to fight his cases yet he calls himself an aam aadmi - no doubt Kejriwal is loaded with cash.
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                          Munna Mama
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 7:30 am
                          Kejriwal has lowered the level of political conduct in India. Wild allegations, abusive language, cheap talk are his hallmark. This guy should not be allowed to get away with his disgusting conduct. I hope Jaitley wins this case.
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                            Baba
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 8:41 am
                            Ab aayega mazaaaa....bina so he samjhe kucch bhi bhau kta rehta hai...
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                              Narinder Singh
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 6:53 am
                              I wonder if Kejri would have got a favourable ruling if this bench was headed by the CJI?
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                                Pradeep Phadke
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 8:21 am
                                AK is paying money to people to stand in ATM queues so as to create an impression that there is unending wait. His game plan will flop.
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                                  appu
                                  Nov 22, 2016 at 7:04 am
                                  Arvind should not be allowed to get away abusing and defamation; he should be taught a lesson.
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                                    Poor Bengali
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                                    today 3 soldiers have been martyred .. one has been beheaded.... These are brave soldiers fighting at the border... saving our lives....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The deaf and blind Mr. Arvind..... are u aware of it? even a tribute to them? because it will not politically benefit you?
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                                      Poor Bengali
                                      Nov 22, 2016 at 8:40 am
                                      Ram Jethmalani .... defends Terrorists and other serious offenders charging crores. How much did Kejriwal pay and from where?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kejriwal is drawing ry from Tax payers money as CM of Delhi...and looking after no Department, no contribution of any kind in Government running... he is busy with Punjab and Goa...... he gave one crore to OROP suicide jawan ... and has not announced even a single penny to those jawans who died on the border defending the country..... What a shame ... what a person we elected for Delhi..! Sometimes I wish like slapping myself for doing this ber....
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                                        Ramasubramani Hariharaiyer
                                        Nov 22, 2016 at 8:22 am
                                        Mr Kujriwal ,even now it is not late.You appologIse to Mr Jaitley.He is magananimous and he will pardon and withdraw the case. In doing so you escape punishment from courts.Will be happy if .this enters your thick blockhead.
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                                          Srinivasan
                                          Nov 22, 2016 at 7:17 am
                                          Superb reply . This must look at this comment
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                                            Srinivasan
                                            Nov 22, 2016 at 7:16 am
                                            This barking dog must be sent to stan , so that India can move well ahead
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