Arvind Kejriwal Faces Defamation Charge For Calling PM Modi A ‘Psychopath’!
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had lashed out on social media at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after CBI raids at the office of his Principal Seretary on December 15th, calling the PM a ‘coward’ and a ‘psychopath’. At the time, it might have seemed like a bold step which would go in his favour, but things have gone in a rather negative direction for the CM.
A criminal complaint has been filed against Kejriwal by Advocate Pradeep Kumar Dwivedi seeking his prosecution under Section 124A (Sedition) and Section 500 (Defamation) of the Indian Penal Code at the Tis Hazari Court. The hearing is set to be held on 4th January, 2016.
Dwivedi’s complaint says that Kejriwal made offensive comments about Modi after the CBI raid. The complaint said, “Being aware of the autonomy and independence of the CBI, the accused (Kejriwal) owing to his personal interest and political enmity, made some offended remarks on his Twitter account towards the Prime Minister of this country, just because of the said raid by the CBI.” It further added, “On December 15, the accused posted the remarks on his Twitter account which reads as, ‘Modi is a coward and a psychopath’. The remarks were made against the democratically elected Prime Minister of the largest democracy of the world.”
Dwivedi also said that Kejriwal made those comments intentionally, with the aim of creating a negative image around PM Modi, to aid him in his and the AAP’s political needs, and also added that he was aggrieved by Kejriwal’s statements.