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.
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.
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Updated Date: Jun 06, 2016 18:34:06 IST