The Delhi High Court on Tuesday advised Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail, to furnish a bail bond in the criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari.
A bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta said Kejriwal can raise whatever legal issues he wants to, once he comes out of jail, and that he should not make it a prestige issue. After senior advocate Shanti Bhushan and advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Kejriwal, sought to meet the AAP leader in prison to seek his instruction and put forth the court’s suggestion.
The judges advised Kejriwal to furnish the bail bond and said the same would be subject to final outcome of the legal issues raised by him. The legal issue raised by Kejriwal, in his petition seeking his immediate release from the jail, is whether bail bond is necessary in summons case when accused appears and is accompanied by a lawyer.
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