New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday reserved order on a defamation complaint seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh over the May 10 attack by a person on suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra.
Additional Senior Civil Judge V. K. Gautam said that he will deliver order or seek clarification, if required, on August 23 on the issue of summoning accused in the case or not.
Ankit Bhardwaj, state executive member of BJYM, a youth wing of BJP, filed a defamation case against Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Singh, seeking the court’s order to prosecute them.
Bhardwaj, in his complaint said that on May 10, a person allegedly named Ankit Bhardwaj attacked sacked minister Kapil Mishra when he was sitting on a protest and it was later found that he is an AAP volunteer.
But AAP activists and some senior leaders picked Ankit Bhardwaj of BJP and declared that he was the one who attacked Mishra.
They spread this information in the media and social media.
Even Sanjay Singh declared him as the assailant by showing BJYM member Bhardwaj’s Facebook profile. Kejriwal also retweeted a tweet quoting Ankit Bhardwaj as the accused, the BJYM leader said.
He alleged that the AAP members’ act has tarnished his image in the minds of party leaders, relatives, friends and public at large.
Bhardwaj also said that their act is causing harm to his reputation.