rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Court summons Kejriwal for his derogatory remarks on MPs

Court summons Kejriwal for his derogatory remarks on MPs

June 21, 2012 18:37 IST

RTI activist and Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has been summoned personally by a district and sessions court in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh on July 25, for his alleged offensive remarks against members of Parliament.

A notice was sent on Wednesday to Kejriwal by district and sessions judge on a complaint by a Bulandshehar resident -- Jitendra Sindhu, seeking his prosecution, prosecutor Manoj Choudhary said.

Kejriwal had triggered a political storm by saying that Parliament was filled with murderers, rapists and dacoits, while addressing a rally in Ghaziabad on February 25 this year.

The social activist was also served with a Breach of Privilege notice for his derogatory comments on MPs.

Kejriwal has so far remained defiant to his comment saying, "We don't apologise about what we have said about the parliamentarians. They have failed to answer questions raised by common people."

However, Kejriwal said that he respected Parliament, but he was not sorry for what he had said.

Sindhu had earlier too filed a similar complaint at a court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Junior Division), but it was rejected. In protest of the order, he wrote a letter to the President demanding euthanasia.
© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.