Defamation case: Kejriwal appears before Amritsar court

Amritsar: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today appeared before a court here in connection with a defamation case filed against him and other AAP leaders by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Kejriwal, along with AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khaitan, appeared before the court which fixed the next date for hearing on November 18.

On last hearing in the case on October 15, Kejriwal had taken exemption from personal appearance.

On May 20, Majithia had filed a criminal defamation case against Kejriwal, Singh and Khaitan in the Amritsar court alleging that AAP was bent upon tarnishing his and his family’s image by leveling baseless allegations on the drug issue.

On July 29, Kejriwal and Singh were granted bail in the case.

The court had on July 18 issued summons to Kejriwal, Singh, who is AAP’s Punjab affairs in-charge, and Khetan, a journalist-turned-politician, to appear before it in the defamation case.