Delhi high court grants bail to CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got bail in the case that was filed against him for provinding false information in 2013 Assembly polls.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been granted bail by High court in the case that was filed against him  for providing wrong information in his election affidavit in 2013 Assembly Polls. The case was filed by Neeraj Saxena and Anuj Agarwal, on behalf of an NGO, asserting that the politician had willing concealed the information 2013 elections.

The bail was granted by Metropolitan Magistrate Ashish Gupta on a personal bond of Rs 10,000. The next hearing date has been decided as April 7, 2017.

Prior to this, CM was exempted by the court on August 31 from appearance for one day and asked him to  personally appear before it on December 24, taking into account that the court proceedings were pending.

Before filing their petition in Magisterial court NGO had first approached the High court with their plea to cancel Kejriwal’s nomination papers on the basis of ‘illegitimacy’ in his affidavit. But High court refused for it and directed it to approach Magisterial court.

The NGO in its petition had alleged Kejriwal of violating the Section 125-A of Representation of the People Act,1951 as they claimed that there were sufficient evidences which could prove that CM Arvind Kejriwal had tried to hide his property’s market value and his correct address by giving wrong information regarding the same.

According to this act if a candidate who himself or through his proposer, with intent to be elected in an election

  • fails to furnish information relating to sub-section (1) of section 33A; or
  •  gives false information which he knows or has reason to believe to be false; or
  •  conceals any information, in his nomination paper delivered shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both