Gadkari defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal moves high court against custody

Kejriwal moves high court
New Delhi, May 26:  Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order of sending him to judicial custody.

Kejriwal's lawyers mentioned the matter before a division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul for urgent hearing. The court posted the matter for on Tuesday.

Kejriwal is in judicial custody till June 6 after he refused to furnish a personal bond in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari.

He refused to pay the bail bond of Rs 10,000 and was sent to the Tihar Central Jail.

Kejriwal's actions sparked huge protests outside Tihar jail where his supporters protested against his arrest. Meanwhile this also attracted huge criticism from political parties who said that Kejriwal should have furnished the bond instead of opting for jail.


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