Arvind Kejriwal slap attack: Court admits defamation suit against Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi : A Delhi court Monday admitted a criminal defamation suit against Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and spokesperson Harish Khurana for allegedly trying to defame the Aam Aadmi Party by planting a fake AAP volunteer and plan an assault on chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
In his complaint, Sushil Kumar also sought the prosecution of the BJP leaders for an alleged criminal conspiracy to defame the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi by terming the incident as "staged" by Mr Kejriwal.
The next hearing in the matter will be on May 30, till then the court has asked to file certain evidence in the case.
The complainant's advocate Mohd Irsad accused Mr Tiwari of making "false" and "frivolous" statements with the intention to "malign the image of the complainant and the AAP amongst the electorate of Delhi".
"Accused number 1 (Manoj Tiwari) made an oral statement and accused number 2 (Harish Khurana) made a written imputation on his Twitter account concerning the complainant and the AAP intending to harm the reputation of the complainant," the complaint said.
On May 4, a man in the red shirt had climbed up Arvind Kejriwal's open jeep and had hurled a slap during the roadshow in West Delhi's Moti Nagar. The attackers was instantly taken into the custody by the police officers.
If convicted, the accused may get a maximum two-year jail term.