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HC asks Kejriwal why can't he apologise for 'thulla' remark

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today asked why cannot he apologise to a for allegedly using the slang 'thulla' for policemen, when he has been seeking pardon from others like Jaitley.

Justice said if Kejriwal is apologising to others for his remarks, why can't he do the same to the police officials and settle the matter.

His said he would seek instructions from the on this, following which the court listed the matter for further hearing on May 29.

The court was hearing a plea by Kejriwal seeking quashing of a trial court order summoning him in a criminal defamation complaint filed by a

During the past few weeks, Kejriwal has tendered apology to Jaitley, Bikram Majithia and others for his comments against them.

The court had earlier stayed the trial court order summoning Kejriwal in the defamation complaint filed by Police Anil Kumar Taneja, who had sought dismissal of his petition seeking stay and quashing of the trial court order summoning him.

Opposing the Chief Minister's plea, the in his reply, filed through L N Rao, had alleged that Kejriwal had "crossed all limits of decency" by using the insulting word 'thulla' for a policemen in an interview to a channel.

Taneja, who had filed the criminal defamation complaint filed on July 23, 2015, had claimed that by using the slang, Kejriwal "has intentionally insulted entire Police force as a whole and caused unnecessary provocation to the police personnel in Delhi".

The high court in July last had asked Kejriwal to explain the meaning of word 'thulla' he had allegedly used against the policemen while staying the trial court's order.

he word used by Kejriwal is a Hindi word and the high court wanted to know its meaning as it does not exist in the dictionary.

Earlier, Kejriwal's had told the court that the word 'Thulla' was not used against all policemen but against those indulging in wrong practices.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:30 IST
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