Bail for Delhi Chief Minister in poll affidavit case

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today granted bail in a case filed against him for supposedly providing “misleading information” in his poll affidavit before the 2013 assembly elections.

Kejriwal has been asked by the court to give a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and the next date of hearing has also been fixed by the court i.e on April 7.

Kejriwal was present before the court in pursuance of summon that was carried against him in the complaint case that alleged that the Chief Minister had “wilfully misled” the Election Commission of India by not providing his correct address and restraining the actual market value of his property.

The plea contended that “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 punishable with six months of imprisonment and/or fine or both.”