The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, was granted bail by a Delhi court in the criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on Friday.
Kejriwal was summoned as an accused and the metropolitan magistrate Harvinder Singh granted the relief to Kejriwal on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 10,000 after he appeared before the court. The next hearing for the case has been fixed on August 6th .
In February this year, Kerjriwal was summoned on defamation charges by South Delhi MP Bidhuri, under section 500 (defamation) of the IPC. Bidhuri had alleged that Kejriwal had defamed him during an interview with a news channel by claiming during the course of the interview that criminal cases were pending against Bidhuri and a Congress leader but the Delhi Police was not taking action against them.
Bidhuri claimed that no case was pending against him and Kejriwal had defamed him by giving such a statement.