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Court summons Kejriwal to appear in defamation case on April 30

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A on Friday summoned Delhi as an accused in a criminal defamation suit filed against him by a

(ACMM) asked Kejriwal to be present in the court on April 30.

The ACMM also issued summonses to (AAP) leaders Sushil Gupta, and

The court observed that the allegations made by Kejriwal and others are prima facie defamatory and refer to (BJP).

The summonses have been issued for the commission of offence of defamation under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), it said.

The court was hearing a petition filed by claiming that the had stated that a total 30 lakh names of electors belonging to 'Baniya', Muslims and others communities were allegedly deleted from the voters' lists by BJP.

Babbar contended that the voters' lists were a prerogative of the and not that of BJP.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 18:23 IST