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HC rejects plea seeking removal of Kejriwal as CM

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking the removal of from his post as he has been named as an accused in a case of alleged assault on former Chief

A division bench of and Justice rejected the plea filed by through Shashank

The court noted that the case was still pending before the trial court and elected authorities cannot be removed like this.

The court also observed that Kejriwal has not been convicted of any offence till now.

In his plea, the said that the trial court had taken cognizance of the chargesheet against the Hence, Kejriwal had no legal and constitutional right to continue as

The lawyers requested the court to issue direction to remove the Chief Minister including other accused Ministers involved in the case.

The 1986 was allegedly assaulted during a midnight meeting held at the Chief Minister's residence on February 19.

Police in August charge-sheeted Kejriwal, and 11 legislators in the case.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 15:22 IST
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