New Delhi: A court on Monday granted exemption from personal appearance to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri.
File image of Arvind Kejriwal. PTI
Kejriwal's counsel Rishikesh Kumar and Neha Rastogi told Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh that Kejriwal has to attend a cabinet meeting and he would not be able to attend the court.
Allowing Kejriwal's plea for exemption, the court fixed 8 July as next date of hearing.
The court was hearing a defamation complaint filed by Bidhuri alleging that Kejriwal had made defamatory statements against him, terming him a criminal, in an interview to a private channel on 17 July last year.
Bidhuri told the court that Kejriwal's defamatory statements had maligned his image.