Delhi court agrees to hear defamation case against Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A Delhi court has agreed to hear a defamation case filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others by NDMC Vice Chairman Karan Singh Tanwar, accusing them of dragging his name in an advocate’s murder case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh has listed the matter to be further heard on March 18.

In a statement, Tanwar said that Kejriwal, two AAP legislators — Amantullah Khan and Surender Singh — and party convener Dilip Pandey has defamed him by levelling false allegations.

On May 19 2016, the accused hatched a criminal conspiracy and addressed a press conference where they made false and defamatory statements against the New Delhi Municipal Council Vice Chairman, alleging his involvement in the murder of advocate M.M. Khan.

He told the court that Delhi Police has given him a clean chit in the murder case.

Khan, a law officer at NDMC, was murdered on May 16, 2016.

Tanwar alleged that it was done out of political rivalry as the accused have been spreading false, frivolous and mischievous propaganda in the media and social media against him.