Delhi High Court sends notice to BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Arvind Kejriwal's plea to quash summons in defamation case

Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response from Vijender Gupta on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea to quash summons in defamation complaint against him by the BJP leader.

Press Trust of India August 23, 2019 15:32:53 IST
Delhi High Court sends notice to BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Arvind Kejriwal's plea to quash summons in defamation case
  • Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response from Vijender Gupta on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea to quash summons in defamation complaint against him by the BJP leader.

  • Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri issued a notice to the state of NCT and Gupta seeking their stand on Kejriwal's plea by 20 November the next date of hearing

  • While issuing a notice in the matter, the court said it prima facie appears that trial would be required to decide if the re-tweet of AAP deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's tweet was defamatory

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of the state of National Capital Territory (NCT) and leader of opposition Vijender Gupta on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea to quash summons in defamation complaint against him by the BJP leader.

Delhi High Court sends notice to BJP leader Vijender Gupta on Arvind Kejriwals plea to quash summons in defamation case

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri issued a notice to the state of NCT and Gupta seeking their stand on Kejriwal's plea by 20 November the next date of hearing.

While issuing a notice in the matter, the court said it prima facie appears that trial would be required to decide if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief's re-tweet of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's tweet was defamatory.

Kejriwal, represented by senior advocate Vikas Pahwa and advocate Arunadhri Iyer, has claimed that he has not named Gupta in his tweet or re-tweet.

Gupta, in his complaint, had accused Kejriwal and Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia of "maligning" his image by allegedly accusing him on Twitter of being part of an alleged "conspiracy" to kill the AAP chief.

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