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Kejriwal granted bail for allegedly giving false election affidavit

New Delhi: Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly giving misleading information about his property to the election commission in his affidavit ahead of December 2013 assembly election.

Link Metropolitan Magistrate of Patiala house court Ashish Gupta granted him bail on the personal bond of 10 thousand rupees and surety of like amount to the Chief Minister. Magistrate concerned with the matter was on leave, therefore, Kejriwal council Ritesh Kumar apply for the bail before the court of Link Judge.

According to the complainant, Neeraj Saxena, an office bearer of the NGO Maulik Balak Trust filed a complaint case Against CM stating that Arvind Kejriwal did not provide the right information about his property in his election affidavit. The actual assessment of his asset is far above the amount he declared in the affidavit. His home at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad is far above the price he actually declared.

The complaint stated that CM Knew the worth of his home. Deliberately giving false information to the election commission is amount to commission of a crime under section 125A of the Representation of People act. The court can confine him up to six-month jail for the offense.

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