Allahabad HC reserves order on Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas’s petition

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court reserved its order on a petition moved by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, challenging the summons issued by a lower court in connection with a criminal case.

Justice Aditya Nath Mittal of the Lucknow bench of the court reserved its order after hearing the petition yesterday.

Petitioner’s counsel, Onkar Pandey who challenged the summons issued against them by the lower court, said during Lok Sabha election an FIR was lodged by the assistant election officer on April 20, 2014, against Kejriwal and Vishwas for allegedly making provocative speech in Gauriganj area of Amethi.

The charge sheet was filed on April 13, 2016 and on October 7 this year the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, Sultanpur, issued summons against them. On behalf of the state government, additional government advocate Shivanath Tilahari opposed the petition.