A magistrate court in Ahmedabad agreed to adjourn the criminal defamation case trial against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his party AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on their request for the same.
The trial was scheduled to continue on Saturday, but now, following the latest developments, the court of additional magistrates has listed the matter for November 10 at 12:30 p.m.
While seeking an adjournment, Kejriwal and Singh had submitted before the magistrate court that their petitions before the Gujarat High Court, challenging the issuance of summons by the magistrate, were pending. Additionally, no witnesses on behalf of Gujarat University were present before the court.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat High Court on October 12 issued notices to the original complainant, Gujarat University, and is due to take up the matter next on November 3.
Kejriwal and Singh are facing a criminal defamation case in Ahmedabad and were initially issued a summons by a magistrate court to appear before it on April 15 which again issued a fresh summons on May 23.
As per the university’s complaint, moved through its registrar Piyush Patel, Kejriwal had allegedly made defamatory utterances at a press conference on April 1 and Singh on April 2 in the aftermath of the High Court setting aside an order of the Central Information Commission that had directed the university to “search for information” regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s educational degrees.