Arvind Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh Summoned in PM Modi Degree Defamation Case

The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, and Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh, have been directed by a court to appear on July 13 in connection with a criminal defamation case related to their statements regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree. The case has been filed by Gujarat University.

Court Proceedings and Exemption Application

In the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jayesh Chovatiya, lawyers representing Kejriwal and Singh filed an application seeking exemption from appearance and requested relevant documents related to the complaint. The court accepted their exemption application and referred to a circular for speedy trial against MPs and MLAs, asking when they can remain present.

Allegations and Comments

Gujarat University Registrar, Piyush Patel, filed the defamation case against Kejriwal and Singh, accusing them of making defamatory statements in press conferences and on Twitter, targeting the university over PM Modi’s degree. Some of the comments mentioned in the complaint include questioning the authenticity of the degree and suggesting that the university may be issuing fake degrees.

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Plea Recording and Witnesses

The respondents have agreed to remain present on July 13 for plea recording. During the court inquiry, four witnesses were examined, and additional evidence was submitted. The complainant’s lawyer argued that Kejriwal and Singh’s statements conveyed the notion that Gujarat University issues fake and bogus degrees.

The court’s directive for the leaders to appear on July 13 signifies the progression of the defamation case filed by Gujarat University against Arvind Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh regarding their remarks about PM Modi’s degree.


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