Court summons Arvind Kejriwal in defamation complaint

Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI Photo)

 A Delhi court on Thursday summoned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal complaint filed by a BJP activist for allegedly defaming him by posting "objectionable" tweets.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Samar Vishal directed Kejriwal to appear before the court on August 7 on the complaint by Rajesh Kumar.

In his complaint, Kumar, who claimed to be a BJP Purvanchal legal cell member, has sought Kejriwal's prosecution under sections 499 and 500 (related to defamation) and 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot) of the Indian Penal Code.

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