AAP members appear in court

Published on May 15, 2015 18:05:05 PM
Aam Aadmi Party members and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appeared in a Magistrate Court on Friday in Delhi, in connection with a case of violating prohibitory orders and obstructing public servants in discharge of their duty, against them.

Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and three other AAP leaders are the accused in the case. Kejriwal and four of the accused appeared in the court in pursuance to the direction of Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who was earlier irked that the accused had not appeared before the court even on the previous date of hearing.

While Kejriwal, Sisodia and AAP leaders Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti and Ashutosh were present in the court, Sanjay Singh sought exemption from court. He was absent on the ground that he is out of station.

A charge sheet was filed by Delhi Police against AAP in connection with staging a protest against police officials outside Rail Bhavan last year. All accused were earlier granted bail by the court.

During the hearing, senior advocate H S Phoolka and advocate R K Wadhwa, appearing for Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, moved an application seeking certain documents which were not supplied to them with the charge sheet.

The court directed an official of Parliament Street and the investigating officer of the case to supply copies of the required documents, including two CDs and complete transcript of the speech to the accused.

The court has decided August 4 as the next date of hearing.