Arvind Kejriwal taken into custody in defamation case filed by Nitin Gadkari

Kejriwal told the judge that he has not committed any heinous crime and added that he was not looking for any exceptional treatment.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 21, 2014 7:36 pm
Arvind Kejriwal will remain in jail till May 23 as he refused to furnish the bail bond. Arvind Kejriwal will remain in jail till May 23 as he refused to furnish the bail bond.

Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was taken into custody in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Kejriwal, who appeared before the court in pursuance to the summons issued against him, will remain in jail till May 23 as he refused to furnish the bail bond.

Kejriwal told Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha that he was ready to give an undertaking that he will appear before the court but refused to furnish bail bond to secure bail.

During the hearing, the magistrate observed, “I completely agree but why he (Kejriwal) will not furnish bail bond. What is the problem. There is a procedure and why should we follow different procedure in this case. I agree he will appear in the court but the procedure is that a person has to file bail bond. Are you looking for some exception treatment?”

Kejriwal, who also argued in the court, told the judge that he has not committed any heinous crime and added that he was not looking for any exceptional treatment.

“This is my principle that when I have not done anything wrong, I will not seek bail. I am ready to go to jail,” he had said.

Advocates Prashant Bhushan and Rahul Mehra, who appeared for Kejriwal, told the magistrate that these cases are of political nature and as per the principle of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), they will not furnish bail bond.

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    drnbhashyam
    May 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    AAP doesn't follow the normal rules ,they follow their own rules ...
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    Sid Gautam
    May 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm
    Defamation is hardly a crime to require jail! Mr. Nitin Gadkari should withdraw the case. I support the Modi landslide but not this petty court cases brought out by BJP.
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    Melong
    May 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm
    I think he is just wasting tax payers money. I don't understand why are people even donating to AAP. Looks like more money and resources will be wasted in this staged act. More to follow in the play, stay tuned in.
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    Nikes Here
    May 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm
    No big deal...Law should take its own course. BJP should not be blamed for this.
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    Nitish
    May 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm
    This is sheer bizzare situation by a person who calls himself the so called masiaah for Aam Admi. I believe no one but we are only responsible for these kind of politics stint as we are appeasing these kind of leaders.
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    Purush
    May 21, 2014 at 11:26 am
    Principles of any party can not be above consution and law. It is a shame that reputed lawyers like Bhushan and Mehra are arguing such a thing in court of law. Frankly the bar council of India must initiate action action against these two lawyers for presenting such arguments that undermine the consution and law of the land.
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    Ram Reddy
    May 21, 2014 at 11:46 am
    At least he will be peaceful till the court hearing, from public and party workers.
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    Nor Required
    May 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm
    Time for revolution. Inquilaab Zindabad !
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