Thulla jibe: Delhi Court dismisses complaint seeking prosecution of Arvind Kejriwal


Delhi Court has dismissed complaint seeking prosecution of Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, in defamation case for allegedly addressing Delhi Police personnel as ‘thulla,” reports news agency ANI.


The court had reserved its order on whether to summon Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by a police constable for using “thulla” to describe policemen.

In a television interview, Kejriwal had used the slang “thulla” to refer to a policeman.

The interview prompted two complaints from policemen in different police stations of the city and a defamation case in court. It drew sharp reactions from senior police officials including Delhi’s top cop at that time, BS Bassi.