Supreme Court rejects Arvind Kejriwals plea for 7-day extension of interim bail

The Times of India

The Supreme Court has rejected the plea filed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking a 7-day extension of his interim bail in connection with a defamation case. As a result, Kejriwal will now have to surrender before a trial court in Amritsar.

The defamation case dates back to 2016 when Kejriwal had accused the then Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia of being involved in drug trade. In response, Majithia filed a criminal defamation case against Kejriwal. The case has been ongoing for several years, and Kejriwal was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court in October 2021.

During the hearing, Kejriwal’s counsel argued that the Chief Minister needed more time to appear before the trial court due to his official commitments and the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab. However, the Supreme Court denied the request for an extension and directed Kejriwal to surrender before the trial court on the scheduled date.

This decision has put Kejriwal in a difficult position as he will now have to balance his official responsibilities with the legal proceedings in the defamation case. It also raises questions about the impact of this development on Kejriwal’s political career and the upcoming elections in Punjab.

The rejection of the plea by the Supreme Court has sparked debate and discussion among political circles and the public at large. Some have criticized the decision, arguing that Kejriwal should be given more time to fulfill his official duties as the Chief Minister of Delhi. Others have expressed support for the court’s decision, emphasizing the importance of upholding the rule of law and ensuring that legal proceedings are not unduly delayed.

As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how Kejriwal will navigate this challenging legal battle while fulfilling his role as the head of the Delhi government. The outcome of the defamation case and its potential implications for Kejriwal’s political future will continue to be closely monitored by observers and stakeholders.

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