Arvind Kejriwal Acquitted In Defamation Case
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was acquitted by a Delhi Court on Monday. Kejriwal was acquitted in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Sheila Dikshit’s ex-aide Pawan Khera.
Khera, who was the political secretary of Dikshit when she was the CM, had filed the defamation case over Kejriwal’s alleged remarks against Dikshit during the power tariff hike protests in October 2012.
Khera had alleged that Kejriwal had used objectionable language against Dikshit in a television show.
The court had framed charges against Kejriwal, who had claimed that there was a nexus between Dikshit and power companies, under Section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code in October 2018.
If convicted, the Delhi Chief Minister could have been sent to a maximum two-year jail term.