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Cases against Kejriwal: Court reserves order on further probe

A city court on Monday reserved its order on whether to direct the police to conduct a further probe into three cases in which activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal

A city court on Monday reserved its order on whether to direct the police to conduct a further probe into three cases in which activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal and 25 Aam Aadmi Party members were booked for allegedly rioting and unlawful assembly during their protests on August 26.

Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja reserved his order for March 25 after hearing the arguments in which the police said they had “fulfilled all requirements for imposing prohibitory order under section 144 of the CrPC” during the protests by AAP members in front of the PM’s residence and other places.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan,AAP member and an accused in the case,however,argued that the imposition of CrPC section 144 was a “clear abuse of process by the police” and it was “designed to harass them”. The accused have said in previous hearings that the police had been “unable to justify the imposition of the prohibitory orders”.

On Monday,the police claimed that they had “received credible information from the IB regarding threats” and argued that it was “necessary due to the Independence Day celebrations”.