The Allahabad High Court on Friday reserved its order on a petition by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas challenging summons issues by a lower court in connection with a criminal case.
Petitioner’s counsel Onkar Pandey said during the Lok Sabha elections, an FIR was lodged by the assistant election officer on 20 April, 2014, against Kejriwal and Vishwas for allegedly making provocative speeches in Gauriganj area of Amethi district.
The charge sheet was filed on 13 April, 2016 and on 7 October, the court of additional chief judicial magistrate, Sultanpur, issued summons against them. Both the petitioners challenged the proceedings of this case.
On behalf of the state government, additional government advocate Shivanath Tilahari opposed the petition.
(With inputs from PTI)