Kejriwal gets exemption from appearance in defamation case
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted permanent exemption to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from appearing in person before a trial court here in a criminal defamation case filed by Amit Sibal, lawyer son of former union minster Kapil Sibal.
However, Justice Mukta Gupta granted the trial court the liberty to modify the order and direct the Aam Aadmi Party leader to appear before it whenever required if the proceedings in the matter are delayed due to his absence.
Kejriwal has moved a plea seeking permanent exemption from personal appearance before a trial court in the defamation case filed against him by Amit Sibal stating that it was not possible for him to appear on each and every date as he had to look many things being Delhi’s Chief Minister.
The court was hearing a defamation case filed by Amit Sibal after Kejriwal, during a press conference in 2013, alleged conflict of interest over his appearing in the Supreme Court for telecom major Vodafone while his father was Communication Minister.