Court summons Kejriwal for verbal attack on Dikshit

A Delhi court Thursday summoned activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him for allegedly using “filthy and foul” language against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in a television show.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shailender Malik issued summon to Kejriwal for March 20 on a complaint by Dikshit’s political advisor Pawan Khera.

Khera said: “Due to politically motivated and malafide reasons, mischievous and absolutely false and baseless allegations have been intentionally made in a filthy and foul language….”

“This shows that the intention was to paint a patently incorrect picture in the eyes of the viewers, general public thereby causing irreparable harm to the reputation and standing of all including complainant,” Khera said.

In October 2012, Kejriwal organised protests against power tariff hike in the capital and had accused the government of stalling the regulator’s move to cut the electricity rates, said advocate Mehmood Pracha, on behalf of Khera.