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Recording of evidence in complaint against Kejriwal March 10

Posted on Feb 07 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 7 : A court here Friday fixed March 10 for recording statement in pre-summoning evidence in a criminal complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly giving "misleading information" in his affidavit filed prior to the assembly poll.

Metropolitan Magistrate Swati Katiyar said: "Submissions heard. Record perused. Put up for pre-summoning evidence on March 10."

The petition was filed by NGO Maulik Bharat Trust, through its office-bearers, alleging "wilful concealment and suppression of correct address and value of the aforesaid property amounts to commission of a criminal offence under section 125A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951".

Earlier, the NGO had approached the Delhi High Court with a plea seeking quashing of nomination papers of Kejriwal on the ground of "illegalities" in his affidavit filed before the poll panel.

The high court had refused to entertain the plea and directed the petitioners to approach a magisterial court for the remedy.

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