The Supreme Court on Friday restrained a trial court from considering plea of Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and advocate Prashant Bhushan for discharge in a defamation case filed by telecom minister Kapil Sibal’s son Amit.
A bench led by Justice H L Dattu issued notice on the petition by Amit Sibal and stayed the Delhi High Court order. The High Court had asked the trial court to consider applications by Kejriwal and Bhushan, seeking discharge from a defamation case.
Sibal’s advocate son Amit had filed the defamation suit against Kejriwal and Bhushan and the trial court had issued process against them in July last year. Amit had moved against Kejriwal and Bhushan for alleging that he had taken advantage of his father’s position to represent telecom companies.
Arvind Kejriwal has now proposed the name of K K Sharma, Chief Secretary of Goa.