New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday stayed summons issued by a trial court against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case for allegedly making derogatory remarks against a local policemen. Meanwhile Delhi High Court today asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to explain the meaning of the word 'thulla' which he had allegedly used to refer to the Delhi Police last year.
The Court has the Delhi chief minister to have his explanation ready by the next date of hearing on August 21. Harvinder, a constable with the Delhi Police, had filed the criminal defamation case against Kejriwal for using the allegedly derogatory term against the men in khaki. He claimed that it had harmed his reputation in the eyes of the general public, including his family, relatives and friends.
Another Delhi Police constable Ajay Kumar Taneja, posted with the Lajpat Nagar police station, also filed a complaint, claiming he was "hurt" by Kejriwal's remark and felt "insulted and defamed". Kejriwal has allegedly used the word "thulla" in an interview to a news channel on July 7, 2015.