New Delhi, Jan 30: Taking a serious note of the chargers levelled by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on DDCA, the metropolitan court has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad in the defamation case. The petition was filed by DDCA vice president Chetan Chauhan. The court has asked both leaders to appear before the court on february 18.
The magistrate has underlined that the statements of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has tarnished the image of DDCA which has adversely affected reputation of the institution, its officials and the selection committee.
"A person especially holding a constitutional post is reasonably expected to exercise sensitivity and prudence in making discourses and imputations which may have negative impact on the reputation of an institution working in public domain," the court said.
Commenting on Azad’s role the court said it was prima facie clear that he had also levelled disparaging allegations against DDCA and its officials alleging selection of players in consideration of sexual favours.
The court had earlier recorded Chauhan's statement during pre-summoning evidence in which he said his image as well as that of DDCA's had been sullied in public eye.