Delhi court acquits CM Arvind Kejriwal in criminal defamation case filed by former aide of Sheila Dikshit

File photo: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( DNA )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 05, 2018, 05.42 PM (IST)

A Delhi court on Monday acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case filed by a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit. 

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to the AAP leader citing lack of evidence against him.

The AAP chief was accused by Dikshit’s then political secretary Pawan Khera alleging remarks against Dikshit during power tariff hike protests in October 2012.

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A Delhi court on Monday acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case filed by a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit.