Delhi court bails out Kejriwal in defamation case

New Delhi: A court here on Friday granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ramesh Bidhuri.

Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh granted bail to Kejriwal after he appeared in the court in pursuance of the summons issued to him earlier.

The court directed the Aam Aadmi Party leader to furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and a surety of the like amount.

The court was hearing a defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Bidhuri, who said Kejriwal made defamatory statements against him, terming him a criminal, in an interview to a private channel on July 17 last year.

Bidhuri told the court that Kejriwal’s statements had maligned him and sullied his image.