Arvind Kejriwal Withdraws Plea To Revoke 2 Criminal Defamation Cases

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New Delhi: 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday withdrew from the Delhi High Court his pleas seeking quashing of separate criminal defamation proceedings initiated against him by a senior advocate and a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.

Mr Kejriwal moved the application for withdrawing his petition in the case involving senior advocate Amit Sibal, son of former Union minister Kapil Sibal, as the Chief Minister and his deputy Manish Sisodia had settled the matter by apologising before a trial court for making “unfounded allegations” against the lawyer.

In the second case, the AAP chief has already moved the trial court seeking quashing of the criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Ms Dikshit’s then political secretary Pawan Khera on the grounds that the plea was not maintainable as the person affected had not approached the court.

On Wednesday, Justice AK Pathak allowed Mr Kejriwal’s advocates Rishikesh Kumar and Mohd Irshad to withdraw both the pleas in…

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