Delhi Court discharges Kejriwal and six others in 2012 rioting case

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NEW DELHI: The Patiala House Court here on Monday discharged chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and six others in a case of alleged rioting near the house of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2012.


Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal has passed the order.

Kejriwal and other accused persons were represented by advocate Mohd Irshad in the court.

Besides Kejriwal, the court also discharged Ghan Shyam, Mahesh, Deepak Chhabra, Ranjit Bisht, Amit Kumar Singh and Gautam Kumar Singh.

“On August 26, 2012, Kejriwal and others had held a demonstration against the coal scam near Singh’s house. The police had used water cannons and tear gas to quell the protests following which the demonstrators turned violent”, the prosecution said.

“As a reaction of this, the police had fired several rounds of tear gas to drive them off. Meanwhile, a few of them had attacked the police with flag sticks and even the barricade was damaged”, the police said.

The police registered a rioting case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Sections includes 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object).

With inputs from PTI

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