MAPUSA: Mapusa Court today has directed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to remain present before the court on January 5, 2024 in a case for violation of model code of conduct in the 2017 assembly elections in the State.
During the hearing today Advocate Surel Tilve appeared for Kejriwal and sought time in submitting some relevant documents before the court. Hence Court has directed Kejriwal to remain present before the court on January 5, 2024.
The Delhi Chief Minister was summoned by the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Mapusa on allegations of violating section 123 (1) of The Representation of the People Act and section 171 B, 171 E of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with bribery.
The case began with the state’s 2017 assembly elections, when the then-returning officer, Gurudas Desai, filed a complaint with the Mapusa Police against the Delhi chief minister at the request of the Goa State Election Commission.
In his complaint, Desai claimed that Kejriwal had urged voters to accept money from other contenders but to support the AAP candidate alone during an election rally in Mapusa.
Mapusa Police had registered a non-cognizable offence against the Delhi CM.