New Delhi, May 15: In a major setback to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, the Delhi High Court on Friday, May 15, refused to stay the summons issued to him by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) in the case of an alleged affair.
The Delhi High Court refused to entertain Vishwas's petition. As a result of this order, he will have to be present before the commission. [AAP comes in Vishwas' support; accuses BJP, media of defaming him]
On Monday, May 4, DCW had summoned, Kumar Vishwas over a complaint of him having an illicit relationship with a party volunteer of the Aam Aadmi Party. [Did AAP leader sleep with a volunteer?]
Allegations that Vishwas was allegedly having an illicit affair with a volunteer of the party were made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The commission has summoned Vishwas to seek his explanation on the issue.
Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas's failure to appear before the commission, Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Shukla on Thursday, May 7, had accused the party of working against women.
Vishwas had moved the Delhi High Court on Thursday, May 7, seeking stay on the summons issued to him by the DCW on a volunteer's complaint that her life was ruined because he was refusing to publicly deny "rumours" of their alleged affair.
The plea also sought direction that the woman, an AAP volunteer, be restrained from giving public statements on the issue.