New Delhi, Mar 9: A court in Delhi issued summons to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders in connection with a defamation case filed by the Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
The summons have been issued by the Delhi's Patiala House court on Wednesday. Kejriwal and others have been asked to appear before it on April 7.
Jaitley had on December 21, 2015 filed criminal defamation complaint against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him and sought their prosecution for offences that entail a punishment of up to two years in jail.
In his complaint, Jaitley had said the Chief Minister and other AAP leaders, with common intention, have from December 15 last undertaken "a false, malicious and defamatory campaign against him and his family members for political mileage causing irreversible damage to him."