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Delhi HC dismisses plea to remove Arvind Kejriwal as CM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking removal of leader as of the national capital as he was facing prosecution in a criminal case.

A bench of and Justice V K Rao said prosecution was still pending in the case and elected authorities cannot be removed like this.

"Prosecution is still going on. He may get acquitted. What will you do then? Come after he is convicted," the bench said.

"Nothing doing, dismissed," it said.

The court was hearing a petition by Harinath Ram, an advocate, seeking direction to the for immediate removal of Kejriwal and other ministers named as accused in a criminal case relating to assault of the then Chief

The petition, filed through advocates Shashak Deo Sudhi, and Shashi Bhushan, alleged that Kejriwal committed breach of oath under the Constitution as he was allegedly involved in acts of violence in conspiracy with other elected members.

It is an unimaginable constitutional crisis that the same prosecuting is taking care of the criminal proceedings of the which is legally under the department of home of government of NCT of Delhi, it alleged.

The petition said people of the state have a right to be governed under the law by a truthful citizen and those who indulge in criminal acts have no legal or constitutional right to continue as the

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 15:30 IST