SC sends Arvind Kejriwal’s bail extension plea to Chief Justice CJI Chandrachud

The Supreme Court of India recently refused to hear a plea filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking an extension of his bail in a defamation case. The apex court instead directed the matter to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, who will take an appropriate decision on the matter. Kejriwal had approached the Supreme Court seeking an extension of his bail, which was set to expire on October 15.

This development comes in the backdrop of a defamation case filed against Kejriwal by former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bikram Singh Majithia. The case dates back to 2016 when Kejriwal had accused Majithia of being involved in drug trade in Punjab. The Delhi Chief Minister’s remarks had sparked a controversy, leading to a defamation suit being filed against him.

Kejriwal had initially been granted bail in the case, but it was set to expire on October 15, prompting him to approach the Supreme Court for an extension. However, the apex court declined to hear his plea and referred the matter to CJI Ramana for further consideration. It remains to be seen what decision the Chief Justice will take in this regard.

The defamation case against Kejriwal is just one among several legal battles that the AAP leader has found himself embroiled in over the years. His outspoken nature and tendency to make controversial statements have often landed him in hot water, leading to multiple defamation cases being filed against him. Kejriwal has been known for his confrontational style of politics and willingness to take on powerful opponents, regardless of the consequences.

As the matter now rests with the Chief Justice of India, all eyes will be on CJI Ramana to see what decision he takes regarding the extension of Kejriwal’s bail in the defamation case. The outcome of this case could have far-reaching implications for the Delhi Chief Minister and his political career.

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