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Gadkari defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal's custody extended till June 6

Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will have to remain in Tihar Jail for another 15 days with a court extending till June 6 his judicial custody in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: A court here on Friday extended the judicial custody of former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal till June 6 in connection to the Nitin Gadkari defamation case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha extended Kejriwal's judicial custody by 14 more days after he refused to furnish a personal bond in the defamation case filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Arvind Kejriwal
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. File Pic

Kejriwal Wednesday refused to pay the bail bond of Rs.10,000 and was sent to the Tihar Central Jail.

The court said that they were not going to change the earlier order and if Kejriwal wants he could challenge the order in a higher court.

The court also asked Kejriwal what was the issue in furnishing the bond as it is like an undertaking only.

"The court cannot follow different procedure for Kejriwal," said the court.

Kejriwal reiterated that he will not furnish a personal bond and requested the court to release him with an undertaking.

Gadkari's counsel and senior advocate Pinky Anand said that 59 members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were released on personal bond Thursday.

"Why is Kejriwal not doing so," Anand asked.

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