Criminal case proceedings against Arvind Kejriwal stayed by Allahabad HCtext_fields
Lucknow: The further proceedings in a criminal case brought against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Sultanpur district court have been halted by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
On a plea filed by Kejriwal, Justice D.K. Singh issued the ruling and set January 13 as the next hearing date, IANS reported.
The Delhi Chief Minister stated in his plea that although the Supreme Court (SC) has already exempted his personal appearance in the matter, the trial court in Sultanpur was still pursuing it.
As the SC allowed his plea, the trial court proceedings would be futile and, as such, until the top court proceedings were concluded, there was no logic to proceed with the trial in the case, the plea added.
During the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, an FIR was lodged in Sultanpur against Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas and others for blocking roads, preventing government servants from doing their duty and other offences.
After the charge sheet was filed, the Sultanpur court had summoned all the accused for trial.